§ Mr. Ashley
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the most recent figures for the average gross weekly earnings of men and women full-time manual workers in England and North Staffordshire, respectively.
§ Mr. Chichester-Clark
The latest available estimates are based on the New Earnings Survey, and relate to April, 1971. The following estimates of average gross weekly earnings relate to full-time manual men, aged 21 and over, and full-time manual women, aged 18 and over, whose earnings were not affected in the survey pay-period, and are subject to sampling errors.
Men Women £ £ North Staffordshire … 28.2 15.5 England … 29.5 15.4