§ Mr. Armstrong
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many adult male workers over 21 years of age working a normal week in England, Wales and Scotland, respectively, had a gross pay of less than £15 per week, £15 to £20 and £20 to £25 at the last count; and what percentage do they form of the total male workers.143W
§ Mr. Bryan
The following estimates are based on the number of adult male workers, aged 21 years and over, in the New Earnings Survey, 1970, sample who were employed in England, Wales and Scotland on a full-time basis and whose pay was not affected by absence during
ESTIMATED NUMBERS OF FULL-TIME MEN WHOSE PAY WAS NOT AFFECTED BY ABSENCE WITH GROSS WEEKLY EARNINGS IN PARTICULAR RANGES APRIL, 1970 England Wales Scotland Range of earnings Number (thousands) Percentage (approx.) Number (thousands) Percentage (approx.) Number (thousands) Percentage (approx.) Under £15 … … 268 3 15 3 49 5 £15 or over but less than £20 … … 1,335 14 74 15 187 18 £20 or over but less than £24 … … 1,658 18 87 18 181 18 Notes The numbers have been rounded to the nearest thousand after grossing up the numbers in the survey sample and are subject to sampling errors. The percentages are based on the total numbers of full-time men in the sample whose pay was not affected by absence during the survey pay-period.