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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Protection of Workers in Relation to the Payment of Wages

    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 Wages Councils

    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

      Enactments Repealed by Section 11

      1. The Truck Act 1831 (c.37).

      2. The Hosiery Manufacture (Wages) Act 1874 (c.48).

      3. The Payment of Wages in Public-houses Prohibition Act 1883 (c.31)....

      4. Sections 12 and 13 of the Stannaries Act 1887 (c.43)....

      5. The Truck Amendment Act 1887 (c.46).

      6. Sections 12 to 14 of the Coal Mines Regulation Act...

      7. The Coal Mines (Check Weigher) Act 1894 (c.52).

      8. The Truck Act 1896 (c.44).

      9. The Shop Clubs Act 1902 (c.21).

      10. The Coal Mines (Weighing of Minerals) Act 1905 (c.9).

      11. The Checkweighing in Various Industries Act 1919 (c.51).

      12. The Truck Act 1940 (c.38).

      13. Section 51(2) of the Mines and Quarries Act 1954 (c.70)....

      14. The Payment of Wages Act 1960 (c.37).

      15. Sections 135 and 135A of the Factories Act 1961 (c.34)....

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Constitution etc. of Wages Councils

      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

      Wages Orders: Supplementary Provisions

      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.In section 2 (register of times of descent and ascent),...

        2. 2.In section 8 (application of Act etc.), for subsection (1)...

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

        1. 3.In section 187(2) (application of Part XIV of that Act...

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

        1. 4.In Part I of Schedule 3 (scheme of deductions), for...

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

        1. 5.In Part III of Schedule 1 (other disqualifying offices), for...

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

        1. 6.In Part III of Schedule 1 (other disqualifying offices), for...

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

        1. 7.In section 18(2) (exemption orders), for paragraph (a) substitute—

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

        3. 9.In section 133(1) (general provisions as to conciliation officers), after...

        4. 10.In section 136(1) (appeals to Employment Appeal Tribunal), after paragraph...

        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.Any appointment of a member or officer of a wages...

      2. Enforcement officers appointed by Secretary of State

        1. 2.Any appointment of an officer made under section 22 of...

      3. Anticipatory exercise of powers relating to making of orders

        1. 3.Without prejudice to section 13 of the Interpretation Act 1978...

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

        1. 4.(1) Where at any time during the period of two...

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

        1. 5.(1) The repeal of the 1979 Act by this Act...

      6. Power to preserve accrued rights under wages orders

        1. 6.(1) In the case of any provision contained in an...

      7. Exemption orders

        1. 7.Paragraph 7 of Schedule 4 shall not affect the operation...

      8. References to trade boards

        1. 8.Any reference to a trade board in any enactment or...

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

      9. Payments equivalent to redundancy rebates

        1. 10.(1) Section 28 of this Act shall not affect the...

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