HC Deb 26 November 1975 vol 901 c230W
Mr. Golding

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the latest average earnings for time workers and payment-by-result workers in engineering in the West Midlands, compared with the rest of the country.

Mr. Booth

The following results are from the Department's June 1975 inquiry into earnings of adult male manual workers, by occupation, in the engineering group of industries, published in the October issue of the Department'sGazette:

Average gross weekly earnings
Great Britain West Midlands
£ £
Timeworkers 54.57 52.77
Payment-by-result workers 53.9 53.79
All workers in occupations covered 54.33 53.22
Average gross hourly earnings
Great Britain West Midlands
p p
Timeworkers 129.65 129.05
Payment-by-result workers 131.66 136.11
All workers in occupations covered 130.46 132.10
* The inquiry covers the following engineerine industries: Minimum List Headings of thg Standard Industrial Classifications: 331–349; 361: 363–369: 370.2: 380–385: 390–391; 393: 399.