HC Deb 05 December 1973 vol 865 cc415-6W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the percentage increase in average hourly wage rates for each year since 1950 ; what has been the percentage wage drift for each of these years ; and what were the comparable figures for the United States of America, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Sweden.

Mr. Chichester-Clark

The following figures relate to the United Kingdom. Comparable figures for the other countries are, however, not available.

helping socially disadvantaged young people wherever they are to be found.