§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what number and percentage of people in Scotland earned £10,000 a year and over in 1979 and 1980.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
The percentage and estimated number of male full-time employees—aged 21 and over—in Scotland with average weekly earnings equal to or greater than £200 is set out in the following table. Corresponding information on annual earnings is not available.
April 1979 April 1980 Percentage 2.9 7.5 Estimated number (thousand) 32.7 83.2
Source: Percentages are from Department of Employment new earnings survey.
Note: Average gross weekly earnings are for those whose pay was not affected by absence.