My honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Jim Fitzpatrick) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.
I am pleased to announce that the Government wrote to the Low Pay Commission on 22 September setting out our non-economic evidence on the national minimum wage.
The evidence outlines the Government's view on the following issues:
publicity and awareness;
particular groups of workers and related government issues; and
The evidence has been placed in the Libraries of the House and will also be available on my department's website at www.dti.gov.uk.