HC Deb 09 February 1978 vol 943 c649W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Employment, for the longest and most convenient period of time, on how many occasions he has taken action against employers for failing to carry out wage council regulations; and what action was taken and with what results.

Mr. John Grant

Since 1963, 31 employers have been fined a total of £2,598 for breaches of wages council regulations. Over the same period arrears paid following assessment by the Wages Inspectorate amounted to £3,765,113 for 220,121 workers, and civil proceedings for the recovery of arrears were taken against 44 employers.