HC Deb 24 January 1973 vol 849 c185W
Mr. David Steel

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will prosecute firms which fail to display copies of the Catering Wages Act on their premises contrary to the provisions of the Act.

Mr. Chichester-Clark

The Catering Wages Act 1943 was repealed in 1959. It is now an offence under the Wages Councils Act 1959 for an employer to fail to post notices of any wages regulation proposals or wages regulation orders affecting workers employed by him. The circumstances of such a failure would be considered but criminal proceedings would normally be linked to other charges arising from infringements of the Act or orders made under the Act.