- Some vulnerable people were suffering as a result of the minimum wage legislation.
- Disabled people were an example of a group that was affected particularly badly.
- We shouldn’t be standing in the way of people trying to find work if they consider this legislation to be a hindrance.
"My view is that for some people the national minimum wage may be more of a hindrance than a help."If those people who consider it is being a hindrance to them, and in my view that's some of the most vulnerable people in society, if they feel that for a short period of time, taking a lower rate of pay to help them get on their first rung of the jobs ladder, if they judge that that is a good thing, I don't see why we should be standing in their way."
“some of those people with a learning disability clearly, by definition, cannot be as productive in their work as somebody who has not got a disability”