Sophie Corlett
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MP's comments spark row over equal pay for disabled people

Sophie Corlett, spokesperson for the mental health charity Mind, has condemned the idea raised by a Conservative MP that "vulnerable" jobseekers - including disabled people - should be allowed to work for less than the minimum wage.

"If somebody can get through the recruitment process then they can do the job", she told BBC News Channel.

Backbencher Philip Davies told the Commons the £5.93-an-hour legal minimum may be a "hindrance" to some jobseekers.

  • 17 Jun 2011
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