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Wages Council

Volume 204: debated on Friday 28 February 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the current wages councils and the numbers of (a) workers and (b) establishments covered by each council.

The latest information available is given in the table:

Numbers of Establishments covered by wages councils in January 1990 and estimated numbers of workers covered in 1988
Wages CouncilsEstablishmentsWorkers
Aerated Waters2645,500
Boot and Shoe Repairing2,9705,000
Button Manufacturing491,000
Clothing Manufacturing6,513147,000
Coffin Furniture and Cerement Making21200
Cotton Waste Reclamation25300
Flax and Hemp10500
General Waste Materials Reclamation1,44313,000

Wages Councils



Hat, Cap and Millinery1244,000
Lace Finishing62900
Licensed non-Residential Establishments67,734492,000
Licensed Residential Establishments and Licensed Restaurants34,758379,000
Linen and Cotton Handkerchief and Household Goods and Linen Piece Goods1382,500
Made-Up Textiles2893,000
Ostrich and Fancy Feather and Artificial Flower36500
Perambulator and Invalid Carriage302,000
Retail Bespoke Tailoring4814,000
Retail Food and Allied Trades111,029465,000
Retail Trades (Non-Food)114,741745,000
Rope Twine and Net912,500
Sack and Bag631,000
Toy Manufacturing21811,000
Unlicensed Place of Refreshment18,89796,000