Papers of the Low Pay Commission

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The archive contains photocopies of written evidence submitted to the Commission in 1997-8. It only includes the evidence of those organisations and individuals who consented to publication of their evidence.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Low Pay Commission was appointed in July 1997 to recommend the level at which the National Minimum Wage should be introduced. Its First Report, The National Minimum Wage , Cm 3976, was issued in June 1998. As well as undertaking consultation and research, it received nearly 500 written submissions. Those submissions are listed in Appendix 1 of the First Report. Most of the contributors were prepared to see their submissions made public. It is those submissions that are included in this deposit.

Reference: Low Pay Commission, First Report, The National Minimum Wage,Cm 3976, London, 1998.

Conditions Governing Access

Access : Open.

Archivist's Note

The written evidence was arranged by the Commission in alphabetical order of witness. This arrangement has been retained.

Custodial History

The evidence was deposited by the Low Pay Commission in August 1998.