HC Deb 11 June 1997 vol 295 cc451-2W
Mr. Tom King

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage 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 his Department's 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. [2108]

Mr. Tom Clarke

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade on 9 June 1997,Official Report, column 310.