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National Minimum Wage

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 10 December 2008

10. To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on ensuring that businesses in Scotland are complying with the national minimum wage. (240219)

I have regular discussions with the Chancellor on a range of issues. We are committed to effective national minimum wage enforcement through new penalties contained within the Employment Act 2008, and initiatives such as the current “It’s Your Call” roadshow, which I attended in Glasgow last month. The roadshow will give workers advice on their entitlements and on how to make a complaint if they have been underpaid.