§ Ms. Primarolo
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give the number of investigations carried out by the wages inspectorate for the United Kingdom, the south-west region, Avon and the Bristol, South constituency for the latest three years and the numbers of establishments found to be in breach of wages council rates and the numbers of prosecutions for each area and year, respectively.
§ Mr. Nicholls
Wages inspectorate statistics are not kept for areas smaller than the inspectorate's nine divisions. The table gives the information requested for the south-west division and for Great Britain as a whole. Statistics for 1989 are not yet available.
Northern Ireland has a separate wages council system, which is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.