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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I

    1. 1. General restrictions on deductions made, or payments received, by employers.

    2. 2. Deductions from wages of workers in retail employment on account of cash shortages etc.

    3. 3. Payments by workers in retail employment on account of cash shortages etc.

    4. 4. Provisions supplementary to ss. 2 and 3.

    5. 5. Complaints to industrial tribunals in respect of unauthorised deductions etc.

    6. 6. Supplementary provisions relating to complaints.

    7. 7. Meaning of “wages”.

    8. 8. General interpretation of Part I.

    9. 9. Crown employment.

    10. 10. Power to extend provisions to employment outside United Kingdom.

    11. 11. Repeal of Truck Acts 1831 to 1940 etc.

  3. Part II

    1. Scope of operation of wages councils

      1. 12. Continued existence of wages councils after repeal of Wages Councils Act 1979.

      2. 13. Abolition, or variation of scope of operation, of wages councils.

    2. Wages orders

      1. 14. Wages orders.

      2. 15. Application of wages orders to piece workers.

      3. 16. Effect and enforcement of wages orders.

      4. 17. Computation of remuneration.

      5. 18. Apportionment of remuneration.

    3. Enforcement

      1. 19. Obligation to keep records etc.

      2. 20. Officers.

      3. 21. Offences in connection with enforcement of Part II.

      4. 22. Application of Part II to superior employers: liability of employers and others in respect of offences.

      5. 23. Offences by bodies corporate.

      6. 24. Transitory provisions relating to existing wages councils and wages orders.

      7. 25. Regulations and orders made by Secretary of State under Part II.

      8. 26. Interpretation of Part II.

  4. Part III Redundancy Rebates, etc.

    1. 27.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. 28. Abolition of payments equivalent to redundancy rebates.

    3. 29. Power to make corresponding provision for Northern Ireland.

  5. Part IV General

    1. 30. Excluded employments.

    2. 31. Financial provisions.

    3. 32. Amendments, repeals, transitional provisions and savings.

    4. 33. Short title, commencement and extent.

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      1. 1.A wages council shall consist of— (a) such numbers of...

      2. 2.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (4), the persons appointed under paragraph...

      3. 3.Of the independent persons appointed under paragraph 1(b) one shall...

      4. 4.The Secretary of State may appoint a secretary for a...

      5. 5.The proceedings of a wages council shall not be invalidated...

      6. 6.(1) A wages council may delegate any of its functions,...

      7. 7.The Secretary of State may make regulations as to the...

      8. 8.(1) A member of a wages council shall hold and...

      9. 9.The Secretary of State may pay— (a) to the members...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      1. Preliminary inquiries and notices

        1. 1.(1) Before making an order under section 14 a wages...

      2. Publication of notice of making of order

        1. 2.As soon as a wages council has made an order...

      3. Coming into operation of orders

        1. 3.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), any such order shall come...

      4. Proof of orders

        1. 4.A document purporting to be a copy of an order...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Minor and Consequential Amendments

      1. Coal Mines Regulation Act 1908 (c.57)

        1. 1.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 2.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. Mines and Quarries Act 1954 (c.70)

        1. 3.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. Attachment of Earnings Act 1971 (c.32)

        1. 4.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c.24)

        1. 5.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      5. Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 (c.25)

        1. 6.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      6. Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978 (c.44)

        1. 7.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 8.. . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 9.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        4. 10.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        5. 11.. . . . . . . . . ....

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      1. Part I Repeals coming into force in accordance with s.33(3)

      2. Part II Repeals coming into force two months after Royal Assent

      3. Part III Repeals coming into force on a day appointed under s.33(5)

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Transitional Provisions and Savings

      1. Members and officers of wages councils

        1. 1.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. Enforcement officers appointed by Secretary of State

        1. 2.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. Anticipatory exercise of powers relating to making of orders

        1. 3.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. Failure to pay minimum remuneration occurring before commencement of Part II

        1. 4.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      5. General saving for accrued rights and related provisions of 1979 Act

        1. 5.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      6. Power to preserve accrued rights under wages orders

        1. 6.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      7. Exemption orders

        1. 7.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      8. References to trade boards

        1. 8.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      9. Payments equivalent to redundancy rebates

        1. 10.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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