HC Deb 20 February 1978 vol 944 cc530-1W
Mr. Ashley

asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) if he will recommend the prosecution of any employers found by inspectors to be underpaying homeworkers;

(2) what is his estimate of the total amount by which homeworkers have been underpaid in each of the last five years in: (a) industries covered by wages councils and (b) industries not covered by wages councils;

(3) what steps he is taking to ensure the homeworkers are repaid any money to which they were entitled by law but which has been underpaid;

(4) what steps he is taking to increase the number of inspectors covering home-workers.

Mr. John Grant

I shall reply to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.