HC Deb 18 February 1988 vol 127 cc734-5W
Mr. Hood

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give, for each year since 1975, figures for the average wages for agricultural, industrial and services workers respectively in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Lang

[holding answer 9 February 1988]: Information from the Department of Employment's new earnings survey, which covers a 1 per cent. sample of employees who are members of PAYE schemes, is provided in the table.

2 those whose earnings for the survey pay period were not affected by absence.
3 figures for 1975 to 1982(a) are based on the 1968 Standard Industrial Classification (SIC); those for 1982(b) to 1987 are based on the 1980 SIC.

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