HC Deb 03 April 1981 vol 2 cc175-6W
Mr. Geraint Howells

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the current average wage in the county of Dyfed; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Morrison

It is estimated that the average gross weekly earnings of adults in full-time employment (whose pay was not affected by absence) in the county of Dyfed, excluding Llanelli, in April 1980 were as follows:

Manual employees £ per week Non-manual employees £ per week
Men aged 21 and over 110.0 122.7
Women aged 18 and over 66.1 77.3

Source: New Earnings Survey 1980.

Precise estimates for later periods are not yet available, but average earnings for Great Britain as a whole are estimated to have risen by between 10 and 11 per cent. between the period covered by the above estimates and January 1981.

Prosecutions by HSC authorities for non-compliance with notices are shown below for 1978, 1979 and 1980 up to November, by date of completion of hearing. Details of local authority prosecutions are not available.

Informations laid for non-compliance with
Prohibition notices Improvement notices Total
1978 4 113 117
1979 6 119 125
1980 (January–November) 9 89 *100
* Includes 2 of unspecified type.

Figures for earlier years were given in reply to the hon. and learned Member's question on this subject on 17 December 1979. [Vol. 976, c. 92–94.].