On the 15th January, I took part in a Commons debate on the National Minimum Wage. In the debate, I stated that I support the national minimum wage as a key tool to helping to combat social deprivation in constituencies such as Dover and Deal. I also praised the work of the Low Pay commission in reviewing the value of the minimum wage with a a view to increasing it.
A day after the debate, the Chancellor announced that he supported an above inflation minimum wage rise to £7.00 by 2015. As the economy further recovers, I'm glad the Government is looking to support schemes to ensure that the poorest in our society greatly benefit from the fruits of economic growth.
It has been an honour and privilege to serve as Member of Parliament for Dover & Deal. I hope to be re-elected to serve our community for another term.
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