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Wages Inspectors

Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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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.

The information requested is given in the following table:

Wales1979*1984
Establishments at which pay was checked by visit2,0971,249
Establishments at which pay was checked other than by visit†485401
2,5821,650
* Provisional.
† 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.
The figures for the number of establishments where pay was checked by methods not involving inspection visits include multiple firms whose head office is located in Wales whose branches are in other areas.