§ 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