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Minimum Wage: Chelmsford

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people living in West Chelmsford constituency received no more than the national minimum wage at the latest date for which figures are available. (230516)

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 people living in West Chelmsford parliamentary constituency received no more than the national minimum wage at the latest date for which figures are available. (230516)

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 published by ONS.

The number of jobs earning less than the national minimum wage for the East region for all employees in 2007 was 27,000.

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