§ 1. Mr. Shepherd
asked the Minister of Labour if he has yet been able to effect improvements in the present unsatisfactory operation of the Catering Wages Act, 1943.
§ Sir W. Monckton
I assume my hon. Friend is referring to the hotel section of the catering industry. The employers' associations and the trade unions concerned are at present discussing with my Department certain proposals which have been put forward by the employers. It is too early to say what the outcome will be.