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National Minimum Wage (Enforcement Notices) Act 2003

Section 2: Short title, commencement and extent

17.Section 2 provides for the Act to have the same extent as the 1998 Act, that is to say the whole of the United Kingdom. Subject to one point, it will apply to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The exception concerns the agricultural minimum wage in Scotland. Section 2(4) provides that the amendment made to the 1998 Act by section 1 is not to have effect in the application of section 19 of the 1998 Act in relation to the agricultural minimum wage in Scotland. Agriculture is a devolved matter and it is expected that the Scottish Parliament will introduce parallel legislation to deal with the Scottish agricultural minimum wage.

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