HC Deb 24 July 1968 vol 769 cc135-6W
Mr. Judd

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT the latest available details of average weekly earnings for all grades in Portsmouth Dockyard.

Dr. David Owen

The latest available figures which are given below are based on the return rendered to the Department of Employment and Productivity for incorporation in national figures for occupational earnings during the week ended 14th June. The figures relate to male adult industrial employees in the ship repair and engineering departments who were at work during the week. Those employed in the Naval Store Depot and the Port Auxiliary Service are therefore excluded.

Average Gross Earnings (i.e. before tax deductions etc.)
£ s. d.
Craftsmen 21 2 9
Skilled Labourers 17 15 7
Ordinary Labourers 14 19 11
Overall Average 19 16 4