Clause 8

Part of Employment Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:15 pm on 14 October 2008.

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Photo of Michael Jabez Foster Michael Jabez Foster Labour, Hastings and Rye 12:15, 14 October 2008

Will it be the point at which the claim was submitted, at which the judgment was awarded or at which an agreement was reached that will determine the rate used? That is important, because there could have been a change in the rate. In the unlikely event that the commission should decide on a reduction in the minimum wage—or in the even less likely event that the Tories should get in and reduce it, or do something of that order—what would be the safeguard that the formula would never result in a lesser sum? Theoretically, at least, the formula could result in that outcome.