Payment of Wages in Public-houses Prohibition Act 1883

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1883 c. 31


Payment of Wages in Public-houses Prohibition Act, 1883

(46 & 47 Vict.) CHAPTER 31.

An Act to prohibit the Payment of Wages to Workmen in Public-houses and certain other places.

[20th August 1883]

W HEREAS by the Coal Mines Regulations Act, 1872, and the Metalliferous Mines Regulation Act, 1872, the payment in public-houses, beershops, or other places in the said Acts mentioned of wages to persons employed in or about any mines to which the said Acts apply is prohibited, and it is expedient to extend such prohibition to the payment in public-houses, beershops, and other places in England and Scotland of wages to all workmen as defined by this Act:

Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

S-1 Short title.

1 Short title.

1. This Act may be cited as thePayment of Wages in Public-houses Prohibition Act, 1883.

S-2 Definition of workman.

2 Definition of workman.

2. In this Act the expression ‘workman’ means any person who is a labourer, servant in husbandry, journeyman, artificer, handicraftsman, or is otherwise engaged in manual labour, whether under the age of twenty-one years or above that age, but does not include a domestic or menial servant, nor any person employed in or about any mine to which the Coal Mines Regulation Act, 1872, or the Metalliferous Mines Regulation Act, 1872, applies.

S-3 No wages to be paid within public-house.

3 No wages to be paid within public-house.

3. From and after the passing of this Act no wages shall be paid to any workman at or within any public-house, beershop, or place for the sale of any spirits, wine, cyder, or other spirituous or fermented liquor, or any office, garden, or place belonging thereto or occupied therewith, save and except such wages as are paid by the resident owner or occupier of such public-house, beershop, or place to any workman bon fide employed by him.

Every person who contravenes or fails to comply with or permits any person to contravene or fail to comply with this Act shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

And in the event of any wages being paid by any person in contravention of the provisions of this Act for or on behalf of any employer, such employer shall himself be guilty of an offence against this Act, unless he prove...

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