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Homeworkers

Volume 983: debated on Tuesday 29 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many homeworkers are registered under section 133 of the Factories Act 1961 in London boroughs and nationally, excluding London boroughs.

I regret that this information is not available centrally and could be obtained from local authorities only at disproportionate cost.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many homeworkers were examined by the Wages Inspectorate in (a) 1977 and (b) 1979, excluding those examined in the special drive in South London and the Midlands.

The number of home-workers whose earnings were examined by the Wages Inspectorate excluding the special drive, were 1,595 in 1977 and 3,337 in 1979.