HC Deb 03 March 2004 vol 418 cc987-8W
Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people in each London borough are earning the minimum wage. [156678]

Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 1 March 2004]

It is not possible to provide estimates specifically for each borough of London. However, based on the Office for National Statistics' Low Pay data released in 2003, the DTI estimates that around 80,000 people in London stood to benefit from the introduction of the national minimum wage in April 1999.

The DTI estimates that between 50,000 and 60,000 people in London benefited from the increase in minimum wage rates in October 2003.