HC Deb 29 November 1960 vol 631 cc42-3W
Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Labour if he will set out in tabular form the national average wages received by tool fitters and in each trade or industry engaged in manufacturing, railways, coal mining, engineering and pattern-making in 1945, 1958 and 1960, respectively.

Mr. Hare

The national average wages received by tool fitters and pattern makers are not known but such information as is available about average weekly earnings of men manual workers in engineering, in all manufacturing industries combined, in railways and in coal mining for 1945, 1958 and 1960 is given in the following Table. Comparable figures for each manufacturing industry cannot be given because of the introduction of substantial changes in industrial classification in 1948 and 1959.

received between 1939 and 1960 by civil servants, town clerks, journalists, professional association football players, and all other industries and services.

Mr. Hare: I have set out below such information as is available.
September 1939 November, 1960
Male officers on maximum of scale in London:
Clerical officer £350 per annum £789 per annum
Executive officer £525 per annum £1,140 per annum
Principal £1,100 per annum £2,375 per annum
General journalists employed by the Newspaper Proprietors Association—
London rate £9 9s. 0d. per week (minimum) £21 10s. 0d. per week (minimum)
Player 20 years and over—
Playing season No minimum fixed Minimum £10 per week
Maximum £8 per week Maximum £20 per week
Close season No minimum fixed Minimum £8 per week
Maximum £6 per week Maximum £17 per week
All industries covered by the Ministry of Labour half-yearly earnings enquiries§: October, 1938 April, 1960
Manual workers: Men 21 and over:
Average earnings £3 9s. 0d. per week £14 2s. 1d. per week
*Because of the large number of grades involved it is not possible to quote an average salary. Three representative grades have been selected.
†There were no salary scales for town clerks in 1939 and therefore a comparison cannot be made between 1939 and 1960.
‡The figures quoted do not include such additional payments as match bonuses or talent money. At an extraordinary general meeting of the Football League on 8th November, 1960, it was agreed to raise the present minimum weekly rate for the close season from £8 to £10 but the date of implementation has not yet been determined.
§The industries covered consist of the manufacturing industries generally; mining and quarrying (excluding coal); construction; gas, electricity and water supply; transport and communication (excluding railways, London Transport and British Road Services), certain miscellaneous services and public administration.