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Clegg stumbles over minimum wage

Sheffield Hallam MP and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was in West Yorkshire today to deliver a multi-million pound boost to two local firms. More than 300 new jobs will be created thanks to cash from the Regional Growth Fund.

Packaging firm Really Useful Products in Normanton near Wakefield has been given £1million towards its expansion plans which will create 175 jobs.

And £2million has been given to Leeds bed maker Harrison Spinks which will help create 138 jobs, and protect 40 more, as it develops a new recyclable spring technology to replace foam in their beds.

Then Mr Clegg popped into the Calendar studio to answer viewers questions, but the Deputy Prime Minister appeared to be unsure exactly how much the National Minimum Wage is.

For those who do not know, it is £6.31 an hour for 21 year olds and over.

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