HC Deb 06 June 1972 vol 838 cc45-6W
26. Mr. Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment by how much the rise in average earnings over the past year has differed from the rise in the cost of living.

together with a regional analysis of the number of school-leavers registered as unemployed at May each year since 1968.

Mr. Chichester-Clark

During the 12-month period ending in March, 1972, the latest period for which earnings figures are available, average earnings rose by 10.4 per cent. and retail prices by 7.8 per cent.