§ 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.735W
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.