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National Minimum Wage

Volume 504: debated on Thursday 28 January 2010

8. To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the effect of the national minimum wage on the gender pay gap. (313708)

The Minister for Women and Equality regularly meets with her colleagues to discuss how to improve women’s position in the labour market, including by tackling the gender pay gap. Between 950,000 and 1 million employees stand to benefit from the latest increases in the national minimum wage (in October 2009), two thirds of whom are estimated to be women.