Gangmasters

House of Lords written question – answered on 21st April 2008.

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Photo of Baroness Byford Baroness Byford Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

With reference to the Gangmasters (Licensing Conditions) (No. 2) (Amendment) Rules 2008 (SI 2008/638), what is the estimate for 2008—09 of the numbers of annual fees that will be charged in each fee band; what was the actual figure for 2006—07; and what is the latest prediction for 2007—08.

Photo of Lord Rooker Lord Rooker Minister of State (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare)

The information requested is set out in the table below.

Number of licences issued by turnover band 2006-07 — 2008-09
Fee Band Turnover 2006-07 2007-08* 2008-09*
A £10 million or more 12 12 11
B £5 million to < £10 million 18 16 17
C £1 million to < £5 million 191 173 239
D < £1 million 837 1000 1108
Total 1058 1201 1375
* Numbers for 2007-08 and 2008-09 are estimates as at 28 February 2008

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