HC Deb 30 October 1975 vol 898 c599W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, comparing the average wages ratio in manufacturing industry in 1938 and 1975 and the diminished hours

Date Average full-time earnings in manufacturing industry (manual worker) Average hours worked Letter Rate
October 1938 71 Shillings 47.8 l½ old pence for 2 oz.
April 1975 £56.6 45.0 8½p for 2 oz.