New Clause 4
Employment Bill [Lords]
3:00 pm

Fair Employment Commission

‘(1) The Secretary of State shall appoint a body, to be known as “the Fair Employment Commission”, to discharge the functions conferred or imposed on the Fair Employment Commission under this section.

(2) The Secretary of State may refer the matters specified in subsection (3) to the Commission for their consideration.

(3) Those matters are—

(a) the operation of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998;

(b) the operation of the Employment Agencies Act 1973;

(c) the operation of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974;

(d) the operation of the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004; and

(e) such matters relating to this Act as the Secretary of State thinks fit.

(4) In considering the matters specified in subsection (3) the Commission may carry out such inspections of workplaces as it considers necessary.

(5) Where matters are referred to the Commission under subsection (3) above, the Commission shall, after considering those matters, make a report to the Secretary of State which shall contain the Commission’s recommendations about each of those matters.’.—[John Hemming.]

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