§ Mr. Hooson
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what is the estimated cost of the preliminary feasibility and cost benefit study of the proposals for the crossing of the Dee estuary; and whether he intends to publish such report as presented by the consulting engineers.
§ Mr. Willey
The agreement with the consulting engineers provides for payment of £52,500 for this study. The report is being printed and will be published as soon as possible.
Period Numbers Wholly Unemployed (Great Britain) Index of Weekly Wage Rates (United Kingdom) Index of Industrial Production—Seasonally adjusted (United Kingdom) Index Number of Wholesale Prices (Home Market Sales) All Manufactured Products (United Kingdom) Percentage Changes September, 1957 to April, 1958 … +56.5 +1.1 -3 +0.4 July, 1961 to February, 1962 … +65.7 +1.6 -1½ + 1.8 July, 1966 to February, 1967 … +108.2 +0.9 -2½* +0.4 * July, 1966 to January, 1967.
Average weekly earnings. Inquiries into the earnings and hours of manual workers in manufacturing and some of the other principal industries and services in the United Kingdom are held half-yearly in April and October. The following figures have been calculated from the results of the enquiries nearest to the dates set out above: