HC Deb 28 July 1983 vol 46 cc575-6W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the latest information available to him on wages and earnings in the steel industry, in terms of local currency, in the United States of America, Japan, West Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Spain.

Mr. Gummer

The following publications, copies of which are in the Library, give details of average earnings—in local currency—of manual employees in iron and steel and/or basic metal industries:

Publication and Coverage Yearbook of Labour Statistics, 1982 (International Labour Office) — Gives details for all countries mentioned (except Belgium and Spain) for iron and steel basic industries or (for USA) basic metal industries. Eurostat Statistical Bulletin on Wages and Salaries: 2–1983— Gives details up to 1982 for European Community countries for basic metal industries (including iron and steel).