HC Deb 07 July 1955 vol 543 c1284
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.

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