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Complainant Name:
Philip Davies MP

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Bedford Times & Citizen


Philip Davies MP complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article which commented on remarks 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 and online:

The Ben's World column of 23 June suggested that Philip Davies MP had proposed that people with disabilities should be paid less than the national minimum wage, equating this to racism. We fully accept that his argument was not that those with disabilities should be obliged to receive less than the statutory minimum, but rather that the Government should not stand in the way of any individual who wishes 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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