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Living Wage — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:36 pm on 6th November 2013.

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Photo of Baroness Wall of New Barnet Baroness Wall of New Barnet Labour 3:36 pm, 6th November 2013

My Lords, I am sure that the noble Viscount is aware of the benefits that the living wage have already demonstrated. He referred specifically to SMEs in his response. I advise him that many SMEs, particularly those in the engineering and technical sectors, already pay well above the minimum wage. They feel that it is the right way forward because they benefit from the commitment of their employees.