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Complainant Name:
Philip Davies MP

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Times


Philip Davies MP complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article which reported comments he had made in a House of Commons debate about the minimum wage was inaccurate and misleading.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction in the newspaper, in addition to appending it to the original article online:

A report ("MP: ‘Disabled people could work for less'", June 18) stated that Philip Davies MP, had suggested that people with learning disabilities should be paid less than the national minimum wage. In fact, Mr Davies was not arguing that those with learning disabilities should be obliged to receive less than the statutory minimum, but rather that the Government should not stand in the way of those who wish to get on the job market and work for less than the minimum wage if they themselves choose to do so. We are happy to set the record straight.

Date Published: 05/08/2011

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