HC Deb 11 December 2003 vol 415 c563W
Chris Ruane

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many completed successful investigations into underpayment of the national minimum wage there have been, broken down by constituency; and how much was recovered in each case. [142634]

Mr. Sutcliffe

Between the start of the minimum wage in April 1999 and September 2003 the Inland Revenue have carried out 8,471 successful investigations, in which underpayments of over £14.3 million was identified.

These statistics are not available at constituency level.