§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the average earnings of both sexes in each year since 1977.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
The average gross weekly earnings of adult male and female employees, both separately and combined, in successive Aprils since 1977 are published in table 5.6 of "Labour Market Data" inEmployment Gazette for May 1984, a copy of which is in the Library. The figures relate to full-time male employees aged 21 and over, and full-time female employees aged 18 and over, whose pay was not affected by absence.