§ Mr. Randall
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many jobs, expressed in absolute and percentage terms, handled by the Hull jobcentre last year involved wages which were below the legal limit.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
Jobcentre staff have instructions not to handle vacancies which offer wages below the legal minima set by wages councils and to refer cases of doubt to the Wages Inspectorate. It is possible that some such vacancies may not be identified by jobcentre staff, but naturally the employment service is anxious to ensure that this is kept to an absolute minimum.