HC Deb 04 August 1961 vol 645 cc251-2W
Sir J. Pitman

asked the Minister of Labour what is the national average of

forward what scale of salary it may wish to have within the £42 million overall increase. The figures quoted in (c) below are examples of what could be achieved within that increase.

weekly earnings for men in the top quartile of the returns set in the June issue of the Ministry of Labour Gazette, and what in the bottom quartile; and what are the industries or services whose employees feature significantly in the top and bottom decile, together with the average figure for such top and bottom docile.

Mr. Hare

Exact figures are not available. I am considering whether reliable estimates can be calculated and I will write to the hon. Member.