Scottish Affairs Committee: Press Notice

Press notice No. 37

20 October 2009

The Scottish Affairs Committee has the pleasure of inviting you to the launch of its Report, Enforcement of the National Minimum Wage in Scotland, at the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, Edinburgh on Monday 26 October 2009.

This event will launch the Committee’s report which examines the work of HM Revenue and Customs in targeting the sectors in Scotland with the highest levels of non-compliance with national minimum wage legislation.

The Chairman of the Committee, Mr Mohammad Sarwar MP, will give an overview of the inquiry and the report’s findings, and members of the audience will be invited to ask questions about the report.

The Committee held two evidence sessions for this inquiry and witnesses included HMRC, the British Hospitality Association and the National Hairdressers’ Federation.

The event will begin at 10.30am and be held in the Waterloo Suite, Ground Floor, Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, Edinburgh, EH1 3BH.

Refreshments will be provided. If you are able to attend please email [email protected] or telephone 020 7219 6123.

We look forward to seeing you.


Embargoed copies of the report will be available on Friday 23 October at 10.30am.  Witnesses, government departments and accredited members of the press who wish to pick up a copy of the report  from 7 Millbank should contact the Committee by email ( [email protected]) or call 020 7219 6123. The full text will be available on the Committee’s website on the day of publication.

For all media inquiries, please contact Becky Jones on 020 7219 5693.


1.   Committee Membership is as follows: Mr Mohammad Sarwar MP (Lab, Glasgow Central) (Chairman),  Alistair Carmichael MP (Lib Dem, Orkney and Shetland), Ms Katy Clark MP (Lab, North Ayrshire and Arran), Mr Ian Davidson MP (Lab/Co-operative, Glasgow South West), Mr Jim Devine MP (Lab, Livingston), Mr Jim McGovern MP (Lab, Dundee West), David Mundell MP (Con, Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale), Lindsay Roy MP (Lab, Glenrothes), Mr Charles Walker MP (Con, Broxbourne), Mr Ben Wallace MP (Con, Lancaster and Wyre) and Pete Wishart MP (SNP, Perth and North Perthshire).

2.    More information on Committee publications can be found at:

Media Enquiries: Becky Jones t:: +44 (0)20 7219 5693, e: [email protected]

Specific Committee Information: [email protected] 0207 219 6125

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