§ Sir J. Pitman
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a table showing, in respect of adult male manual workers in the paper and printing industry employed by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, the average weekly earnings in October, 1951, and 1961, the percentage increase in earnings that would have been needed at October, 1961, to maintain the spending power of 1951, the actual percentage increase in earnings over that period, and the level to which earnings would have had to increase in October of each year from 1952 to 1961, inclusive, to allow for changes in the index of retail prices since October, 1951; and how these figures compare with the corresponding figures for adult male manual workers in the industry.
§ Sir E. Boyle
The information is as follows:121W
Adult MaleWorkers in Paperand PrintingIndustry AverageweeklyearningsOctober,1951 Level to which earnings would have to increase in October of each year to allow for changes in the index of retail prices AverageweeklyearningsOctober,1961 Percentage increase on 1951 earnings needed to maintain spending power in 1961 Actual percentage increase in earnings 1951–61 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 Her Majesty's Stationery Office 179/6 186/11 195/3 200/8 211/3 219/6 229/0 233/10 233/4 238/2 247/4 335/4 37.8 86.8 Outside Industry (for workers in the same general classification) 189/11 203/0 206/7 212/3 223/6 232/3 242/4 247/5 246/11 252/0 261/8 351/9 37.8 85.2 Notes: The average earnings for outside industry are based on the Ministry of Labour classification sub-head "Other Printing, Publishing, Bookbinding, Engraving,etc." which is the classification which covers H.M.S.O. employees in the paper and printing industry.2. The earnings are inclusive of overtime.