HC Deb 18 February 1986 vol 92 cc133-4W
17. Mr. Martin

asked the Paymaster General what has been the change in youth wages relative to adult wages since 1979.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Between April 1979 and April 1985 the average earnings of boys relative to men and of girls relative to women fell by 10 per cent. and 11 per cent. respectively.