HC Deb 14 May 1981 vol 4 c308W
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.