§ Mr. T. WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Agriculture how many visits to individual farms were made by inspectors during the first three months of 1931 and the first three months of 1932 in connection with the Agricultural Wages (Regulation) Act, 1924, and how many evasions were discovered in each period; and what were the total wages involved in each period where evasions were proved?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
The number of visits paid to individual farms in connection with the Agricultural Wages (Regulation) Act in the first three months of 1931 was 1,035, on 549 of which evasion was discovered. The number of workers involved in the evasions was 1,008 and the total arrears of wages £3,367. In the first three months of 1932, 655 farms were visited, but, as many of these cases have not yet been completed, I am unable at present to give further particulars relating to this period.