§ BARONESS YOUNG
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is the present weekly average of industrial earnings in the United Kingdom.
§ THE MINISTER OF STATE, SCOTTISH OFFICE (LORD HUGHES)
The latest available figures are from the annual October inquiry into the earnings and hours of manual workers. In October, 1973, average weekly earnings of full-time workers in manufacturing industry were £41.52 for men, 21 years and over, and £21.15 for women, 18 years and over.