§ Mr. Ashley
asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many homeworkers are employed at present on income tax forms and related documents; and what steps he is taking to ensure that they are paid reasonable rates of pay.
§ Mr. Charles R. Morris
Part of the work to which my hon. Friend refers is placed with contractors. I understand that these contractors employ some 140 homeworkers on this operation. All the contractors concerned have undertaken to pay rates not less favourable than those provided for under the Fair Wages Resolution of the House of Commons in 1946.