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Employment Agencies

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what regulations have been made under the Employment Agencies Act 1973 ; and how many prosecutions have been made under the Act in each of the past five years.

Following is the information :

Regulations
The Employment Agencies Act 1973 (Exemption) Regulations 1976.
The Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Application for Licences) Regulations 1976.
The Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Licence Fee Regulations 1976.
The Employment Agencies Act 1973 (Charging Fees to Workers) Regulations 1976.
The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 1976.
The Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Licence Fee Regulations 1978.
The Employment Agencies Act 1973 (Charging Fees to Au Pairs) Regulations 1978.
The Employment Agencies Act 1973 (Exemption) Regulations 1979.
The Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Licence Fee Regulations 1979.
The Employment Agencies Act 1973 (Exemption) (No. 2) Regulations 1979.
Prosecutions
19771
197812
197915
1980 (to date)6

[The Act came into force on 1 July 1976 and there were no prosecutions during that year.]

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people are engaged in inspecting premises under section 9 of the Employment Agencies Act 1973.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many licences have been granted under section 2 of the Employment Agencies Act 1973 ; and what steps are currently being taken to ensure the suitability of applicants for entering the employment agency business.

At 31 March 1980 (the latest date for which figures are readily available) the number of licences held under the Act was 6,760. Guidance on the suitability of applicants for licences is obtained by taking up personal and employment references. Previous convictions or judgments, as well as representations from third parties, are also taken into account.