HC Deb 15 March 2001 vol 364 cc723-4W
16. Mr. Love

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what guaranteed minimum income is available to those on New Deal 50-plus. [152565]

Ms Jowell

From April, eligible people who enter full time work are guaranteed a minimum income after deductions of £180 per week for up to 12 months. This consists of the national minimum wage paid by the employer and the Employment Credit of £60 per week paid by the Government. With effect from 1 October this will increase to a guaranteed minimum income of £189 per week as a result of the previously announced rise to the minimum wage.