HC Deb 15 December 1971 vol 828 cc134-5W
128. Mr. David Watkins

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what steps he is taking to ensure the enforcement of the provisions of the Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act, 1969, among labour-only sub-contractors in the building industry when the Act comes into operation on 1st January, 1972.

Mr. Dudley Smith

The provisions of the Act will apply to labour-only subcontractors only in so far as they employ people under a contract of service, when they will be subject to the same enforcement procedure as employers in general.

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