§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will publish in the Official Report his estimate of current average earnings for all employees in manufacturing and for all manual workers in manufacturing.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
The latest information is from the 1983 new earnings survey. Average gross weekly earnings of all full-time employees in manufacturing aged 18 and over whose pay was not affected by absence are published in Table 5.6 ofEmployment Gazette for November 1983. The corresponding figure for manual employees is £134.1 per week.