HC Deb 29 October 1985 vol 84 c423W
48. Mr. Nellist

asked the Paymaster General by what percentage young peoples' wages, for boys and girls, have fallen relative to adult wages since May 1979.

Mr. Alan Clark

The average earnings of boys relative to men fell by 10 per cent., and those of girls relative to women fell by 11 per cent., between April 1979 and April 1985.