HC Deb 09 February 1922 vol 150 cc339-40W

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the widespread reductions of wages which have taken place, he will undertake a wages census in order to ascertain the present level of working-class earnings?


I am afraid it is not at present possible to provide for the expenditure which a new Census of Wages, corresponding with that under- taken in 1906, would entail. Particulars of the principal changes in rates of wages reported to the Ministry of Labour are published each month in the "Labour Gazette," a copy of which is sent regularly to my hon. Friend.