§ Mr. Rowlands
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people in his Department and its associated bodies and agencies have benefited from the introduction of a national minimum wage. 
§ Mr. Tony Lloyd
Since at 1 April 1999, there were no staff in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, or in the Non-Departmental Bodies for which it is responsible, who were paid less than the equivalent of £3.60 per hour. None has benefited directly from the introduction of the National Minimum Wage.