HC Deb 13 February 1985 vol 73 c207W
23. Mr. Henderson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how average earnings in Scotland compared with other economic regions of Great Britain in 1979; and what is the comparable position at the present time.

Mr. Allan Stewart

In both 1979 and 1984, Scotland ranked second in terms of average weekly earnings of males. In the case of average weekly earnings of females, Scotland ranked sixth in 1979 and third in 1984. More detailed information on actual earnings levels in Scotland and other standard regions of Great Britain is available from the published reports of the New Earnings Survey for 1979 and 1984.