§ Mr. Russell Johnston
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will publish a table showing the average weekly wage in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and in each of the regions of England and the United Kingdom, respectively, as of the most recent convenient date.
§ Mr. Hattersley
I have been asked to reply. My Department publishes information compiled from our half-yearly inquiries, showing the average weekly earnings of men manual workers in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and in each of the administrative regions of England. Tables published twice each year in theGazette give details by industry group. Similar information for individual industries is given in the quarterly publication "Statistics on Incomes, Prices, Employment and Production". Following is the information relating to men in all industries and services covered by the inquiry held in April, 1967, the latest date for which information is available:—
Region Average weekly earnings London and South Eastern 21 12 3 Midlands 21 1 2 Eastern and Southern 20 12 5 Northern 20 1 5 North Western 20 1 — Yorkshire and Humberside 19 12 — South Western 19 2 11 Scotland 19 14 4 Wales 20 8 3 Northern Ireland 17 11 — United Kingdom 20 11 7