HC Deb 25 February 1971 vol 812 c199W
32. Mr. J. H. Osborn

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is now the weekly take-home pay, including overtime and before taxation and deductions, of each of the six most highly paid industrial groups or categories for which he keeps statistics.

Mr. Bryan

The figures for gross earnings in the six most highly paid industrial groups range from £45.96 in printing and publishing of periodicals to £35.66 in air transport.

Following is the information: In industries covered by the regular earnings inquiry, average gross earnings in October, 1970 of full-time manual men were highest in:

Printing and publishing of periodicals £45.96
Printing and publishing of newspapers £39.55
Sugar manufacture £36.88
Wheeled tractor manufacture £36.63
Port and inland water transport £36.28
Air transport £35.66