HC Deb 25 January 1945 vol 407 cc980-1W
Viscountess Astor

asked the Minister of Labour why unlicensed hotels and restaurants are to be regulated by two separate Wages Boards, whilst licensed hotels and restaurants have the privilege of being regulated by a single Wages Board.

Mr. Bevin

The Catering Wages Commission made their recommendations in regard to these Boards after the most careful consideration of the circumstances and in consultation with representatives of the sections of the industry covered. The reasons which led the Commission to recommend a separate Wages Board for Unlicensed Non-Residential Catering Establishments are dealt with fully in their Report, Command 6569, to which I would refer the Noble Lady.