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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 5th December 2013.

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Photo of Andrew George Andrew George Liberal Democrat, St Ives 9:30 am, 5th December 2013

I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for her early reply in respect of the review of zero-hours contracts, but does she agree that driving out shady employment practices and improving wages, including the national minimum wage, would have the additional advantage of reducing the welfare benefits budget?