§ Mr. Rowlands
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many people in his Department and its associated bodies and agencies have benefited from the introduction of a national minimum wage. 
§ Mr. Vaz
This reply covers the Headquarters of the Lord Chancellor's Department (with Associated Offices), the Court Service, the Public Trust Office, the Land Registry, the Public Record Office, the Northern Ireland Court Service and the Legal Aid Board.
102 staff (all casuals in the Court Service working outside London) have received pay increases as a result of the introduction of the National Minimum Wage on 1 April 1999.