HC Deb 24 June 1986 vol 100 cc99-100W
22. Mr. Tony Lloyd

asked the Paymaster General what percentage of workers employed in the north-west are on earnings below 25 per cent. of the national average earnings.

Mr. Lang

The latest information from the new earnings survey relates to April 1985 and shows that less than 0.2 per cent. of full-time adult employees in the northwest region had gross weekly earnings below £42.8. The figure which is 25 per cent. of average gross weekly earnings of all full-time adult employees in Great Britain.