§ 69. Mr. Steele
asked the Minister of Labour what were the weekly earnings gained by men over 21 years of age in London, the Midlands and Scotland in 1963; and how these figures compare with 1958 and 1961.
§ Mr. Godber
Regional figures of average weekly earnings are not available before April, 1960. In April, 1960, average weekly earnings of men manual workers 21 years and over were 291s. 1d. in London and South Eastern Region, 297s. 4d. in Midlands Region and 258s. 9d. in Scoland. The corresponding figures for April, 1961, were 313s. 1d., 314s. 9d. and 277s. 1d. respectively. Those for April, 1963, were 342s. 9d., 334s. 9d. and 297s. 4d. respectively.