§ 22. Mr. Summers
asked the Minister of Labour the average earnings in industry in June, 1951, when the £2 limit on the earnings of retired pensioners was fixed; and the most recent comparable figure.
§ The Minister of Labour and National Service (Sir Walter Monckton)
The average weekly earnings of manual workers in manufacturing and a number of the principal non-manufacturing industries in April, 1951, the nearest date to June, 1951, for which figures are available, were £6 16s. 2d. The most recent comparable figure is £8 11s. 9d. in respect of October, 1954.
§ Mr. Summers
Has the Minister available the figures for rates for the same period, as opposed to earnings, the figures for which he has quoted?
§ Sir W. Monckton
If my hon. Friend will table a Question I will see whether I can supply the answer.