National Minimum Wage

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th January 2001.

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Photo of Stephen Byers Stephen Byers Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry 12:00 am, 18th January 2001

We have no such plans. The Government have confidence in the independent Low Pay Commission. As the minimum wage is here to stay under this Government, we have decided to make the Low Pay Commission a permanent body.