HC Deb 10 February 1983 vol 36 cc422-3W
1972. Mr. Peter Robinson

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the average weekly wage in the United Kingdom in each of the years (a) 1982, (b) 1981, (c) 1979 and (d)

Mr. Alison

The following estimates relating to employees in all occupations in the United Kingdom are based on combining figures from the new earnings survey for Great Britain and from the comparable survey for Northern Ireland.

Average gross weekly earnings (£) of full-time employees whose pay was not affected by absence.
April Men aged 21 and over Women aged 18 and over
1972 36.6 20.5
1979 101.3 63.0
1981 140.3 91.3
1982 154.3 98.9