§ 5. Mr. G. Thomas
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what percentage of the average wage paid in industry in 1946 was represented by the retirement pension of 26s.; and what was the comparable percentage for the present retirement pension of 32s. 6d., in relation to the current average wage paid in industry.
§ Mr. Turton
Taking the Ministry of Labour figures of earnings of men manual workers as a basis the percentages are about 21 and 17, respectively.