HC Deb 11 June 1985 vol 80 c397W
19. Mr. Nellist

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the percentage change in young people's wages as a proportion of adult wages since 1979 for boys and for girls.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

The earnings of boys relative to men fell by 12 per cent. and those of girls relative to women fell by 13 per cent. between April 1979 and April 1984.