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Minimum Wage: Yorkshire

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 October 2008

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many workers in (a) Leeds and (b) Yorkshire received wages at the national minimum rate in each year since 2000, broken down by sex. (226378)

I have been asked to reply.

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated October 2008:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many workers in (a) Leeds and (b) Yorkshire received wages at the national minimum rate in each year since 2000, broken down by sex. (226378)

Estimates for the number of jobs paid at the national minimum wage are not available from ONS. However, estimates for the number of all employee jobs paid below the national wage are available by Government Office Region. This is the lowest geographical breakdown.

I attach a table showing the number of jobs earning less than the national minimum wage for Yorkshire and The Humber for all employees for each year since 2000.

A guide to measuring low pay and associated articles can be found on the National Statistics website at:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=5837

Number of employee jobs paid below the national minimum wage in Yorkshire and the Humber

Number of jobs (thousand)

2000

1

2001

1

2002

30

2003

1

2004

24

2005

28

2006

23

2007

24

1 Sample size too small for reliable estimate

Source:

Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, Office for National Statistics.