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Minimum Wage Protection

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 22 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on enforcement of minimum wage protection.

The level of compliance with wages orders is very high. My right hon. and learned Friend is satisfied that the present policy of targeting the resources of the wages inspectorate towards those employers most likely to underpay is the most effective way of enforcing minimum wage legislation.