HC Deb 07 May 1985 vol 78 c360W
28. Mr. Stan Thorne

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the latest figure for average earnings; and what information he has as to the number of people earning (a) this figure and (b) £100 per week or less for a 40-hour week.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

The latest available figure for gross average weekly earnings of full-time workers is for April 1984 and is published in table 1 of "New Earnings Survey 1984", part A. Estimates of the numbers working full-time earning less than various amounts are published in table 29 of "New Earnings Survey 1984", part B. Copies of both these reports are available in the Library.

44. Mr. Fatchett

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the numbers of people currently earning less than two thirds average male earnings; and what were the corresponding figures for May 1979.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

It is estimated that about 5.25 million adult employees working full-time earned less than two thirds of average male full-time earnings in 1984. The corresponding estimate for 1979 is 5 million. Average gross weekly earnings for full-time males aged 21 and over who worked a full week were estimated to be £98.8 in 1979 and £181.6 in 1984.

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