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Minimum Wage

Volume 687: debated on Tuesday 21 November 2006

My honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

The Government have submitted their economic evidence on the national minimum wage to the Low Pay Commission. The commission will take this and all the other evidence received into account when preparing its next report on the minimum wage, which will be submitted to the Government by the end of February 2007. Copies of the Government's economic evidence have been placed in the House Library and will be posted on the Department of Trade and Industry website ( The Government submitted their evidence on non-economic issues to the commission last month. A combined volume of the non-economic and economic evidence will be placed in the House Library at a later date.