HC Deb 17 November 1981 vol 13 cc95-6W
Mr. Race

asked the Secretary of State for Employment, if he will publish a table in the Official Report showing for each year since 1970 (i) the number of establishments in the clothing industry covered by wages council minimum pay rates, (ii) the total number of workers in those establishments, (iii) the percentage of clothing establishments inspected by the wages inspectorate each year, (iv) the percentage of those inspected that were found to be illegally underpaying at least one of their workers and (v) the amount of arrears paid back to clothing workers who were found to be underpaid.

Mr. Alison

[pursuant to his reply, 16 November 1981]: The information requested, covering the corset, dressmaking and women's light clothing (England and Wales), dressmaking and women's light clothing (Scotland), ready-made and wholesale bespoke tailoring, rubber proofed garment making, shirtmaking, wholesale mantle and costume and retail bespoke tailoring wages councils, is as follows: