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Minimum Wage

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans his Department has to increase the national minimum wage. (296780)

The Government make decisions on National Minimum Wage rates based on recommendations from the Low Pay Commission. We have asked the Low Pay Commission to submit their next report by the end of February 2010. We will consider their recommendations carefully once that report has been received.