HC Deb 11 May 1964 vol 695 cc24-5
27. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Minister of Labour what were the average weekly earnings for men aged 21 years and over in the South-West for manufacturing and certain other industries in October 1963, as compared to the national average of £16 14s. 11d.; and by how much per cent. they exceeded those of April 1956 as compared with a national increase of 42 per cent.

Mr. Whitelaw

The answer to the first part of the Question is £15 14s. 9d. Information is not available to answer the second part. Figures of average weekly earnings were not calculated on a regional basis until April 1960.

Mr. Digby

Might it not be possible to include figures of this kind for the main regions in the Monthly Digest of Statistics?

Mr. Whitelaw

I shall consider what my hon. Friend suggests.