§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will publish a table in the Official Report comparing the rate of increase in wages in manufacturing industry since September 1981, at an annual rate, with those of the United Kingdom's principal competitors and with the percentage annual appreciation in the exchange rate.
§ Mr. Alison
For the available information on wages in manufacturing and exchange rates I refer the hon. Member to the following publications:
- (1) Employment Gazette—table 5.9.
- (2) Financial Statistics—table 13.1.