§ Mr. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will publish in the Official Report (a) the national average wage, (b) the average wage in the Northern region, (c) the average wage in Durham county, (d) the median national wage and (e) the percentage of full-time workers who received less than that figure in each case for each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
Information on average weekly earnings for adult male employees is given in the following table. Differences in average earnings in particular areas within Great Britain will reflect differences in industrial and occupational structures of employment, and do not necessarily correspond to differences in pay for comparable jobs.
Northern region, and (iii) the Bishop Auckland constituency for the latest available date and for each year since the programme's inception.