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Part of Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 2:48 pm on 20th October 2015.

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Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Exchequer Secretary 2:48 pm, 20th October 2015

I am conscious of time and know that many people want to speak.

Perhaps most important is the wider effect of the national living wage. The independent Office for Budget Responsibility estimates that as the national living wage imposes upward pressure further up the scale, 6 million people will get a pay rise. That effect starts now, but it will continue rising right up to the end of the decade. We are not just talking about a lower welfare, lower tax, higher wage economy; we are seeing it happen.