HC Deb 17 June 2002 vol 387 c26W
Mr. Kirkwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions she has had about extending minimum wage protection to 16 to 17-year-olds; and what plans she has to do so. [62151]

Alan Johnson

We have no plans to extend the minimum wage to 16 to 17-year-olds. However, I recently announced new terms of reference for the Low Pay Commission and will of course carefully consider any recommendations made on this issue in their next report.