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Pay

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 24 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will commission an analysis of recent trends in the gap between executive and shop-floor pay. (158010)

The Government have no plans to commission an analysis of recent trends in the gap between executive and shop-floor pay.

The Low Pay Commission recommends the new rates of the minimum wage to the Government each year to ensure a decent minimum rate of pay for all employees. As part of its responsibilities, the Commission also carries out surveys of firms and sectors with a high proportion of low-paid workers.