HC Deb 26 January 1978 vol 942 cc726-7W
Mr. George

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list those industries where the earnings of full-time female manual workers, excluding overtime, have fallen relative to their male counterparts.

Mr. Golding

The new earnings survey indicates that between April 1976 and April 1977, after excluding the effects of overtime and considering only those employees for whom information was obtained in both surveys, who were classified to the same industry group in each survey and whose pay for both survey periods was not affected by absence, the earnings of full-time manual women aged 18 and over rose less than those of men aged 21 and over in the following industries for which relevant separate survey results have been published. The differences were generally small. Such differences between general averages for all manual jobs will reflect the effects of differences between occupational distribution.

SIC Minimum List Heading
Motor vehicle manufacture 381
Miscellaneous metal industries 399
Hosiery and other knitted goods 417
Medical and Dental services 874
Catering 884–888
Miscellaneous services 899

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