HC Deb 19 January 1998 vol 304 cc412-3W
Mr. Colman

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what research her Department has commissioned on the impact of minimum wages in Northern Ireland. [20780]

Mr. Ingram

None. The Government have appointed the Low Pay Commission to gather evidence and make recommendations in relation to the national minimum wage. To that end, the Commission visited Northern Ireland on 31 October, and my Department is contributing fully to the evidence which the Government are soon to present to the Commission.