HC Deb 01 July 1996 vol 280 cc271-2W
Mr. Tom Clarke

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many permits issued to individuals who are incapacitated for the purposes of the Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Act 1949 for the payment of lower minimum rates are currently in force; and what is their distribution by rates of pay. [34584]

Mr. Raymond S. Robertson

There are seven permits in force. They are distributed as shown in the table.

Number of permits Classification of worker Full minimum weekly wage
4 General farm worker £150.55
1 Tractor worker £168.55
1 Stockworker £180.60
1 Supervisory £181.30

Actual rates of pay vary in the range of 25 to 90 per cent. of the full minimum weekly wage, reflecting the degree of disability experienced by the worker.