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Migrant Workers: Pay

Volume 457: debated on Wednesday 7 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the extent of differences in (a) pay and (b) terms and conditions between established and migrant and newly-arrived workers in the UK economy; and what steps his Department is taking to minimise such differences. (125625)

The Government have not undertaken any specific research on differences in pay, and in terms and conditions between established migrants, and new-arrived workers in the UK. Legislation on employment rights, such as the national minimum wage, does not differentiate between established, migrant and newly arrived workers working legally in the UK.