§ Mr. Hinchliffe
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment, pursuant to her answer of 15 March,Official Report, column 65, if she will name the eight companies prosecuted for illegal underpayment in 1992 and give the penalties incurred and the company names and business locations of all 5,165 establishments in England who paid less than statutory minimum remuneration for their workers in 1992; and if she will show how many employees were underpaid at each establishment.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The names of the employers in England prosecuted in 1992 by the wages inspectorate for 305W underpayment of wages, together with particulars of penalties imposed by the courts, are set out in the table.
Prosecutions by the Wages Inspectorate in England in 1992 under section 16 of the Wages Act 1986: Failure to pay Statutory Minimum Remuneration (SMR) Employer Number and type of offences Number of workers Penalties imposed American Fried Chicken, Barnsley 1. Failure to pay SMR. 20 Fined £600; costs £75 M. T. Fisher, Jump, Barnsley 1. Failure to pay SMR. 4 Fined £100; costs £117.50 Fosters Yard Hotel, Polesworth, Staffordshire 1. Failure to pay SMR. 2 Fined £400; costs £750 Fountain Stores, South Shields 2. Failure to pay SMR; keeping false records 2 Fined £300; costs £300 Haircut 100, Blaydon, Tyne and Wear 2. Failure to pay SMR; keeping false records 2 Fined £600; costs £250 Mark's Bakery, Mexborough 1. Failure to pay SMR. 8 Bound over for 12 months Mark's Bakery, Mexborough 1. Failure to pay SMR. 2 Fined £50; costs £50 G. Pickersgill, Peckfield, Leeds 1. Failure to pay SMR. 1 Fined £100; costs £175