Finance (No. 2) Bill

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 4:53 pm on 1st April 2014.

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Photo of Ian Mearns Ian Mearns Labour, Gateshead 4:53 pm, 1st April 2014

It is appropriate to remember the anniversary of the minimum wage today of all days, because let us not forget that its introduction was opposed absolutely by the Conservative party. Some people were being paid less than £1 an hour—people living on my street were being paid 70p an hour for doing jobs in the security industry 15 years ago.