HC Deb 07 May 1931 vol 252 c584W

asked the Minister of Agriculture what action he intends to take upon the report to him of the decision of the Suffolk County Wages Committee?


I have no power under the Agricultural Wages (Regulations) Act to take any further action.


asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will state the number of cases discovered of underpayment of wages, and the amount under the Agricultural Wages (Regulations) Act, 1924, during each year since the operation of the Act?


Prior to last year the investigations made by the Ministry's inspectors under the Agricultural Wages (Regulations) Act were tabulated simply according to the number of employers found to be infringing the Act, and I supplied my hon. Friend with such particulars in reply to his question on the 19th March. For the 12 months ended 30th September, 1930, the number of workers in respect of whom infringements were discovered was 3,060. In many of these cases the infringement was relatively minor and no action appeared necessary in regard to recovering arrears of wages. In the cases which were taken up by the Ministry in that year the total amount recovered was £18,542.

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