§ Mr. Walder
asked the Minister of Labour why those persons working in the dry cleaning industry but employed in shops do not have their wages included within the ambit of the current Laundry Wages Council Orders.
§ Mr. Thornton
The field of operation of the Laundry Wages Council covers only the laundering of articles and incidental processes and operations and does not, therefore, include persons employed in dry cleaning receiving shops. I have no evidence that there is a need186W to cover such persons by statutory wage regulating arrangements.