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).