§ Mr. John Page
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the average earnings of men and women hospital ancillary workers shown separately; what is the estimate if they accepted the new offer available to them; what the figures would be after the pay equalisation in October; and what are the average equivalents for the above figures relating to male and female industrial workers.390W
§ Sir K. Joseph
Estimated average earnings of National Health Service ancillary staff are £27.90 for men and £20.83 for women, becoming £30.65 and £23.09 if the pay offer is accepted and £30.65 and £24.10 with the next equal pay step. Estimated average earnings of all manual workers in manufacturing and other industries are £35.82 for men and £18.30 for women; for unskilled manual workers figures are £28.50 and £16.90.