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Minimum Wage: Carers

Volume 458: debated on Tuesday 13 March 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions took place between his Department and the Department for Work and Pensions on the carer’s allowance earnings threshold prior to the increase in the minimum wage to £5.35 in October 2006. (126754)

HMT and DWP officials discuss a number of issues relating to the benefit system on a regular basis.