HC Deb 25 June 1965 vol 714 cc277-8W
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 less

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.

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