§ 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. The204W 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.