Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many establishments or work places in Wales were inspected by wages inspectors in Wales in 1979 and 1984.
Mr. Peter Bottomley
The information requested is given in the following table:
|Establishments at which pay was checked by visit||2,097||1,249|
|Establishments at which pay was checked other than by visit†||485||401|
|† Since 1979, in addition to checks by visit, a number of other successful methods for checking the pay of workers have been developed. A detailed explanation of the inspectorate's methods of checking pay and the results in 1983 is given in pages 451 and 452 of the October issue of the "DE Gazette". A copy has been placed in the Library.|