HC Deb 01 August 1962 vol 664 c564
15. Brigadier Clarke

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty how many men working in Portsmouth dockyard, at the latest convenient date, earned less than the national average of £15 12s. l0d.

The Civil Lord of the Admiralty (Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing)

The "national average" figure of £15 12s. l0d. relates to the working week ending 13th April, 1962. In this week there were 3,670 adult male workpeople in Portsmouth dockyard who earned more, and 9,288 who earned less, than this figure. Any such figures are, of course, largely influenced by the amount of overtime worked. Nevertheless, the dockyard average was £14 8s. 10d., although this figure relates to a working week of half-an-hour less than the national average.

Brigadier Clarke

Do the average figures which my hon. Friend has quoted include the recant pay award which was published last week?

Mr. Orr-Ewing

No, they do not include the latest pay award which took effect on 9th July; of 6s. for the skilled, 5s. 6d for the semi-skilled and 5s. for the unskilled. These figures should be added to those I gave.

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