§ Mr. Thorpe
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will publish the average weekly wages earned in Devon and Cornwall as compared with the prevailing national average wage.
§ Mr. Thornton
Figures of average earnings are not available for areas less278W
region; what were the comparable figures for each of the years 1962, 1963 and 1964; what percentage of the total figures for each of the years represent of unemployment; what was the percentage decrease or increase between each of the years 1962 to 1965; and what was the number of unfilled vacancies at the latest convenient date in Gateshead and in the Northern region.
§ Mr. Marsh
The following table gives the information:
than "regions". The average weekly earnings of adult male manual workers in manufacturing and the other industries and services covered by the Ministry's half-yearly enquiries in the South Western region were £16 19s. 8d. in October, 1964, the latest date for which information is available, compared with a United Kingdom average of £18 2s. 2d.