HL Deb 06 March 1986 vol 472 c392WA
Lord Hutchinson of Lullington

asked Her Majesty's Government:

(a) what is the current average industrial wage inclusive of overtime, and (b) what is the current average wage of a prison officer inclusive of overtime.

The Secretary of State for Employment (Lord Young of Graffham)

The latest available information relates to April 1985 and is as follows:

Average gross weekly earnings of full-time adult employees working a full week
Male employees in manufacturing industry 192.6
Male prison officers 278.8

Source: New Earnings Survey.