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Employment Agencies: Conditions of Employment

Volume 495: debated on Friday 3 July 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many employment agencies have been found by a court to have been in breach of the law in respect of allegations first made through the Pay and Work Rights helpline in each of the last 12 months. (280670)

The Pay and Work Rights helpline was launched on 18 May 2009. No prosecutions of employment agencies have been taken forward in respect of a complaint received by the new helpline yet.

Successful prosecutions of employment agencies were secured in January and June 2009 as a result of complaints made to the Employment Agency Standards (EAS) helpline before its transfer.