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Minimum Wage: Greater London

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many people living in each London borough received the national minimum wage at the latest date for which information is available. (229398)

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 Colin Mowl, dated October 2008:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many people living in each London borough received the national minimum wage at the latest date for which information is available. I am replying in her absence. (229398)

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

The number of jobs earning less than the national minimum wage for London region for all employees in 2007 was 23,000.

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