asked the Secretary of State for Employment what action he will take following his investigations into the underpayment of workers; and if he will make a statement.
I explained the action we were taking in my reply to my hon. Friends the Members for Chorley (Mr. Rodgers), West Stirlingshire (Mr. Canavan), and Consett (Mr. Watkins) on 1st February. In addition I had a most useful discussion about enforcement problems with wages council chairmen this morning and with the CBI yesterday. I shall be having similar talks with the Retail Consortium later this week and with the TUC next month. I shall consider what further action might be taken in the light of those meetings.