HC Deb 16 January 1985 vol 71 c128W
Mr. Leighton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how wages of males under 21 years of age have moved since 1979 in comparison to those of adult males; and what are the equivalent figures for females.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

According to the "New Earnings Survey", the percentage changes in average gross weekly earnings of full-time employees working a full week between April 1979 and April 1984 were as follows:

Age Males Females
Under 18 +57 +60
18 to 20 inclusive +63 +69
21 and over +79 +86