§ Mr. Higgins
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of civil servants are within the official definition of low paid; and what percentage earn below the national average wage.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
There is no official definition of low pay. About 68 per cent. of non-industrial civil servants are currently paid below £134.70 per week, the latest estimate of national average earnings for full-time adult workers.