§ Jim Dobbin
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many workers in Heywood and Middleton have benefited from the national minimum wage. 
§ Ruth Kelly
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.754W
Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Jim Dobbin, dated 26 April 2004:
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question about the number of workers in Heywood and Middleton who have benefited from the national minimum wage (NMW). 
Estimates for Parliamentary Constituencies are not available.
However, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) calculates estimates of the number of jobs paid less than NMW rates for the United Kingdom and Government Office Regions. A guide to measuring low pay and associated articles and data can be found on the National Statistics website at: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=5837&Pos=l&ColRank=l&Rank=272