HC Deb 30 July 1976 vol 916 c487W
Mr. Richard Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is his estimate of the number of low-paid workers excluded from the new earnings survey as a result of the change in the way the sample was drawn in 1975, which excluded workers below the tax exemption limit.

Mr. Golding

The exclusion from the New Earnings Survey sample of those not covered by PAYE schemes affects an insignificant proportion of full-time adult workers, less than one in five part-time adults, about one in four full-time young persons but the majority of part-time young persons.

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