§ Mr. Lawson
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is his most up-to-date estimate of the average earnings of full-time adult male employees, expressed as an annual sum.
§ Mr. Golding
The New Earnings Survey provides information on the pay of full-time male employees aged 21 and over only for one pay period including a specified date in April. Those whose pay was not affected by absence were earning at a rate of about £71.80 per week or around £3,750 per annum in April 1976. More up to date estimates for full-time adult males are not available, but between April 1976 and January 1977 the monthly index of average earnings of all categories of employees throughout the economy increased by about 7.6 per cent.