§ Mr. Darling
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what percentages of adult male workers were earning over £25, between £21 and £25, between £16 and £20, and below £16 a week, respectively, at the time of the latest survey of earnings by his Department.
§ Mr. Bryan
The following results of the New Earnings Survey relate to April, 1970, and men aged 21 and over in full-time employment in Great Britain whose pay in the survey pay period was not affected by absence. Gross weekly earnings exclude income in kind and include the average weekly value of annual and other periodical bonus and commission payments.
Percentage with earnings in the range Range of weekly earnings Manual workers Non-Manual workers All workers £26 and over 47.9 68.6 55.4 £24 or over but less than £26 10.5 7.2 9.3 £20 or over but less than £24 20.4 12.8 17.6 £16 or over but less than £20 14.9 8.4 12.6 Less than £16 6.3 3.0 5.1