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National Minimum Wage

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the estimated cost is in 2003–04 to his Department, agencies and the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible of the increase in the national minimum wage from £4.20 per hour to £4.50 per hour. [110448]

There will be no cost as minimum rates in the Department, agencies and the relevant non-departmental public bodies already exceed the new national minimum wage.