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Wage Arrears (Prosecutions)

Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Paymaster General how many cases the wages inspectorate has taken to court so far in 1985, in respect of arrears of wages; and how many cases are in hand.

There has been one successful prosecution for an offence under wages council legislation so far this year. A further three cases involving criminal proceedings are in hand. In addition, one case concerning arrears of wages has been heard in the civil courts and a further 14 cases are pending.