§ Mr. Tom King
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what research has been commissioned and what estimates have been made by his Department and what information presented to him, regarding the costs per annum to the DfEE budget of the introduction of a minimum wage at(a) £3.50 an hour, (b) £4 an hour and (c) £4.40 an hour; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Dr. Howells
I refer the right hon. Member to the reply dated Friday 6 June,Official Report, column 310, by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade.