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Essential Work Orders (Administration)

Volume 388: debated on Thursday 22 April 1943

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asked the Minister of Labour whether, having regard to the recent decision of the High Court under the Essential Work Order that the Ministry cannot compel an employer to provide work as well as wages for a reinstated employee, he will take steps to amend the law so as to obviate employers being permitted to keep men in idleness whilst paying them wages?

I am giving consideration to any effects the judgment may have on the administration of the Essential Work Orders.