HC Deb 09 July 1979 vol 970 c75W
Mr. Ernie Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) how many home visits were made by wages inspectorate officials to home workers during the latest year for which figures are available; and if he will take steps to give wages inspectors authority to inspect the conditions of work of home workers, other than by invitation;

  1. (2) when he intends to call a meeting of the homeworking unit of the Wages Inspectorate; and if he will extend the terms of reference of the unit to include trades not covered by wages councils;
  2. (3) if he has any plans to reintroduce the Homeworkers (Protection) Bill 1978.

Mr. Jim Lester

I shall reply to the hon. Member as soon as possible.