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Minimum Wage

Volume 401: debated on Wednesday 19 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has held with ministerial colleagues about the impact of the national minimum wage in Wales. [102982]

I have frequent contact with Ministerial colleagues and around 60,000 people stood to benefit from the introduction of the National Minimum Wage in Wales in April 1999 with around 80,000 people benefiting from the last major uprating in October 2001.