Clause 12

Part of Employment Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 5:00 pm ar 14 Hydref 2008.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Brian Binley Brian Binley Ceidwadwyr, Northampton South 5:00, 14 Hydref 2008

I can understand what the Minister has said on the clause, but to help with the policing of this measure and the minimum wage, the understanding of business is an important part of the process and allows the Inland Revenue and other bodies to do their job correctly. I would want the Inland Revenue to take that into account in its codes of practice, because the last thing we want—I am sure that the Minister would agree—is an over-zealous approach to the issue, which would do harm to the general involvement of business. We do not want business becoming protective in this respect. I simply ask the Minister to seek an understanding of that by the powers that be, who are given increased powers by the clause.