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Minimum Wage: Glasgow

Volume 506: debated on Thursday 4 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people in Glasgow North East constituency aged (a) between 18 and 21 and (b) 22 years and over have been paid at the rate of the national minimum wage since its introduction. (319970)

Data for earnings are not available at the constituency level because of small sample sizes at these levels in the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE).

Due to rounding in the conversion of payroll data into hourly wage rates and small sample sizes for 18 to 21-year-olds in ASHE, it is not possible at the regional level to infer the number of employees earning exactly at the National Minimum Wage (NMW) with sufficient certainty. However it is possible to estimate the number who were paid at or below the NMW.

The most recent figure from BIS analysis of the 2009 ASHE indicates the number of jobholders aged 18 to 21 who were paid at or below the NMW in April 2009 in Scotland was 11,000. The number of jobholders aged 22 and over who were paid at or below the NMW in Scotland was 51,000.