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Hotel And Catering Trade

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion of those Welsh people engaged full time in the hotel and catering trade currently earn less than (a) £160 per week, (b) £120 per week, (c) £100 per week, (d) £80 per week and (e) £60 per week; what assessment he has made of the impact upon wages for under-21s in Wales consequent upon the abolition of wages councils; and if he will make a statement.

Information in respect of earnings in the hotel and catering trade in Wales is not available in the form requested.As announced on 17 July wages councils are to be reformed not abolished and appropriate legislation will be brought before the House in due course.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many people are currently employed in the hotel and catering trade in Wales, and if he will specify how many are engaged in part-time or temporary work.

At the time of the 1981 census of employment there were 43,570 persons employed in the hote: and catering industry of whom 25,911 were working part-time. These figures include any temporary workers who were in employment at the time of the census, but it is not possible to identify such workers separately. These figures will remain the most up to date estimates of the position until the results of the 1984 census of employment are available early in 1986.