National Minimum Wage

Part of Opposition Day — [6th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 1:43 pm on 15th October 2014.

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Photo of Richard Fuller Richard Fuller Conservative, Bedford 1:43 pm, 15th October 2014

It is a pleasure, Mr Deputy Speaker, to listen to Jack Dromey. I have never led a strike—at least not since school. Does he agree that one concern is that those on both Front Benches are too timid about raising wages and that they do not have the passion he had when he led his trade union to do more? The issue is not fiddling about with the figure of £8 or £8.50, or whether we hit it naturally, but the courage that those on both Front Benches should have to address the real problem of people throughout the country working for low wages.