HC Deb 15 December 1997 vol 303 c74W
Mr. Chidgey

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to her answer of 2 December,Official Report, column 204, how many full-time employees are paid at the lowest hourly rates listed, in each of the regions defined by the regional government offices. [20654]

Mr. Field

The information is not readily available in the format requested. Such information as is available is set out in the table.

Economic planning region Number of full-time employees on the lowest hourly rate
Scotland 132
Northern 24
Yorkshire and Humberside 45
North West 252
East Midlands 36
West Midlands 47
Wales 24
East Anglia 18
South East 49
South West 50
Northern Ireland 1
Overseas 1
1. Figures include all staff on payroll as at 30 September 1997 in their current substantive grade.