§ 43. Mr. T. WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of prosecutions which have taken place during the past six months under the Agricultural Wages (Regulation) Act; the total amount of arrears of wages which have been recovered; and the largest individual amount?
§ Mr. N. BUXTON
The number of prosecutions undertaken during the six months ended 31st March, 1930, under the Agricultural Wages (Regulation) Act, for failure to pay wages at not less than the minimum rates was 100 in respect of 170 workers. The total arrears of wages awarded by the courts in these cases was £2,013, the largest amount ordered to be paid by an individual employer being £119 17s. 6d. for six workers. The largest amount received by an individual worker was £64 15s. 3d.
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
Can the Minister of Agriculture say how many farm workers have been dismissed because arrears were to be paid?