asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether the Government have reached any decision in connection with the future of the Truck Acts; and if he will make a statement.
After considering the responses made to the recent consultative document on updating the law relating to the payment of wages, and to separate consultations with the TUC and the CBI about the possible denunciation of international labour convention No. 95 concerning the protection of wages, the Government have decided that in due course it will invite Parliament to repeal the Truck Acts and associated legislation and replace them by up-to-date provisions concerning deductions from wages. There will first be full consultation on the form and content of the new provisions.
In order to clear the way for the necessary reforms, the Government propose to denounce ILO Convention No. 95 at an early date. Denunciation takes effect 12 months after the date on which the Government's denunciation is registered by the ILO.