HC Deb 23 June 1977 vol 933 c530W
Mr. Anthony Grant

asked the Secretary' of State for Employment if he will set out in the Official Report the average percentage increase in income over the last five years of doctors, accountants, barristers, solicitors, civil servants (administrative, executive and clerical grades, respectively), and Members of Parliament respectively.

Mr. Harold Walker

Since available statistics of earnings are based on amounts paid by employers to employees for specified pay periods they do not cover those working on their own account, nor the total earnings of individuals with several sources of earnings. Moreover, separate results of the New Earnings Survey and other inquiries are not available for the particular groups specified. Information on rates of pay relates only to particular categories with nationally determined salaries. Comparable information is, therefore, not available in the form requested. However, I am having further inquiries made and will write to the hon. Gentleman when further information is available.