HC Deb 09 February 1998 vol 306 c95W
Mr. Redwood

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what assessment the Government have made of the impact of a minimum wage of £4 an hour on employment in the context of its evidence to the Low Pay Commission. [28128]

Mrs. Beckett

[holding answer 6 February 1998]: We have asked the Independent Low Pay Commission to take into account all economic circumstances, including the likely effect on the level of employment, when formulating its recommendations to Government.