HC Deb 12 June 1956 vol 554 c17W
74. Mrs. Mann

asked the Minister of Labour the extra amount per annum paid to employees whose wages and emoluments are raised automatically with the increase in the index figure of the cost of living for years 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, and to date.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The estimated weekly amount of increase, under automatic sliding scales based on the Index of Retail Prices, in rates of wages of manual workers at the end of each of the years mentioned, compared with the wage rate at the end of the previous year was[...]

1952 649,000
1953 466,200
1954 291,100
1955 300,100
and was £265,700 at the end of the period January to April, 1956.

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