HC Deb 07 November 1966 vol 735 cc223-4W
Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Minister of Labour what estimate he has of the average weekly wage in West Suffolk, in particular in Haverhill; and how this compares with the average wages paid at the same date last year.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

Statistics of average earnings are not available for areas less than Ministry of Labour administrative regions. The average weekly earnings of adult male manual workers in manufacturing and other industries and services covered by the Ministry's half-yearly inquiries in the Eastern and Southern region, which includes West Suffolk, were £20 9s. 10d. in April, 1966, the latest date for which information is available, compared with £19 0s. 1d. in April, 1965.