HC Deb 23 October 1973 vol 861 c439W
24. Mr. Harold Walker

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what action he proposes to take to end the exploitation of home-workers described in Commission on Industrial Relations Report 49; and if he will pursue the recommendation of the report as a matter of urgency.

Mr. Chichester-Clark

The Government have already placed before both sides of industry a proposal to set up a body to improve the capacity of industries to raise pay levels of the lower paid. In the short term, the Wages Inspectorate of my Department will investigate any cases reported to it where it is thought that less than the statutory minimum rates are being paid.