HC Deb 09 February 1973 vol 850 cc203-4W
Mr. Donald Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the average weekly wage of motor vehicle industry employees in Scotland, England and the relevant regions of England, respectively.

Mr. Chichester-Clark

The New Earnings Survey for April 1972 shows average gross weekly earnings, based on a 1 per cent. sample of employees, of £40.4 for England, £42.1 for the West Midlands, £38.8 for the North-West and £41.3 for the South-East regions of England. The figures shown are subject to sampling error, and the survey sample is too small to provide reliable figures for Scotland. The figures relate to full-time manual men whose pay was not affected by absence in the survey week.