HC Deb 19 February 1982 vol 18 c237W
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.

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