Clause 8

Part of Employment Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 12:15 pm ar 14 Hydref 2008.

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Photo of John Hemming John Hemming Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol, Birmingham, Yardley 12:15, 14 Hydref 2008

The formula is a relatively complicated sledgehammer to crack an important nut, but the nut needs to be cracked. On the definition of the pay  reference period, would a claim over two or three years during which there were several historic minimum wage rates require a number of claims? If we follow the statute verbatim, whatever that may be, mutatis mutandis, one may be forced to use only one historic rate, but several historic rates would need to be taken into account to get the right answer. Does the statute, when modified, achieve that?