HC Deb 26 February 1962 vol 654 c100W
61. Sir Richard Pilkington

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give comparative figures to show the increase since 1938 in earnings and dividends.

Sir E. Boyle

Wages and salaries have risen from £2,830 million in 1938, to £13,690 million in 1960; whilst ordinary dividends paid by companies, other than those which have been nationalised at any time since 1938, have risen from £331 million to £961 million during the same period. This represents an increase of 384 per cent. in earnings and an increase of 190 per cent. in dividends.

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