HC Deb 10 December 1998 vol 322 c270W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate she has made of the number of people in Northern Ireland who will benefit from the introduction of the minimum wage. [62261]

Mr. Ingram

Current estimates indicate that some 57,000 employees in employment in Northern Ireland will benefit directly from the introduction of the national minimum wage in April 1999.