The fair tips campaign backed by trade union Unite is to continue the fight in Parliament, calling on MPs to prevent tips being used to top up wages. Labour MP Anne Moffat has tabled a Parliamentary question on the matter to John Hutton, secretary of state for business, enterprise and regulatory reform, with the aim of pressuring the government to change the law. Len McCluskey, assistant general secretary of Unite, said: “We're calling on John Hutton to stand up for hard-working waiting staff and ensure that rogue employers are not ripping off these low paid workers in the hospitality industry. “He must act to close the loophole in the minimum wage law which means that bad employers are pocketing the money customers have left for staff. “Many of the most expensive places to dine out in the UK are operating opaque practices which result in staff getting a very small proportion, if any, of the money that customers have generously left for them. “Customers want to see that the tips they leave are going to the hard working staff who serve them. The government must take action so that everyone can tip with confidence.” Anne Moffat, MP said: “I welcome the opportunity to challenge this outrageous practice which sees poorly paid workers in the hospitality industry being ripped off by unscrupulous employers who abuse this loophole in the minimum wage legislation.” Unite launched the fair tips campaign with the aim of ensuring that the hospitality industry distributes tips and service charges fairly among their employees and does not use the money to make up the minimum wage.