HC Deb 26 March 1996 vol 274 c471W
Mr. MacShane

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what measures his Department is taking to ensure that its contractors and suppliers(a) pay their employees a wage which ensures such employees do not need supplementary welfare payments via various state benefits and (b) meet workplace health and safety regulations; an if he will make a statement. [21461.]

Mr. John M. Taylor

Terms and conditions of employment, including wages, are a matter between the contractor or supplier and his employees, subject of course to any relevant legal requirements. Compliance with health and safety regulations is a legal requirement for the contractor or supplier.