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Wages Inspectorate

Volume 78: debated on Tuesday 30 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will publish, by region and sub-region, the latest breakdown of Wages Inspectorate staff, showing separately those who are outdoor inspectors, on an establishment and in post basis, and if he will also publish comparable figures for April 1979.

[pursuant to his reply, 4 April 1985, c. 782–84]: I regret that two errors appeared when my previous reply was printed in the Official Report.In the table at column 784, headed "Wages Inspectorate Staff, the figure for Midlands (W) under the heading "January 1985 staff in post" should have been printed at 6½ and not 7½. The figure for Northern, under the heading "September 1979—Staff-in-post", should be 6 and not 6½.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will publish estimates for 1984 on (a) establishments covered by wages councils, (b) numbers of inspections and underpayments, (c) numbers of workers covered, together with figures on underpayment and arrears assessed and (d) a regional breakdown of wages council inquiries, in the same format as that used in the reply given on 4 June 1984, Official Report, columns 103–4, together with a breakdown of arrears assessed and arrears actually paid by wages council and region; and whether he will also indicate the number and regional location of cases of unerpayment where the employer was prosecuted, and where civil proceedings were taken to recover arrears of wages.

[pursuant to his reply, 4 April 1985, c. 784–90]: I regret that a number of errors appeared when my previous reply was printed in the Official Report.At column 786, in the second table, the figure for retail bespoke tailoring, under the heading Scotland (East), should be 20 and not blank. The figure for licensed residential establishment and licensed restaurant, under the same heading, should be 2,434 and not 2,515. The figure for unlicensed place of refreshment, again under the same heading, should be 782 and not 282.At column 788, in the third table, the figure for London East, under the heading establishments visited, should