Catering Wages Act

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th January 1954.

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Photo of Sir Walter Monckton Sir Walter Monckton , Bristol West 12:00 am, 19th January 1954

The Catering Wages Commission in 1950 held an exhaustive inquiry into the operation of the Act, and it was found that statutory machinery was essential until such time as it could be replaced by collective bargaining based on mutual understanding and good will. I shall be very glad when that happy time comes.