HC Deb 07 December 1973 vol 865 c487W
Mr. Cant

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will publish an estimate of the average net amount in money terms of the increase in basic weekly wages or minimum entitlements per wage earner, as a consequence of national collective agreements or statutory wage regulation orders in the periods January to October 1972 and January to October 1973, respectively.

Mr. Chichester-Clark

The average amount can be calculated from the figures in Table (a) on page 1187 of the November 1973 Department of EmploymentGazette, but an overall average of this kind, in money terms, would not be very meaningful since it would relate to all workers—men, women, boys and girls.