§ 34. Mr. Favell
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what position Scotland held in the United Kingdom in terms of average earnings in 1979; and what position it now occupies.
§ 44. Mr. Riddick
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the latest average male earnings figures available; and what were the comparable figures in 1986 and 1979.
§ Mr. Lang
The following information comes from the Department of Employment's new earnings survey.
Average gross weekly earnings of full-time male employees whose earnings were not affected by absence—Scotland April On adult rates1 Aged 21 or over2 £ per week £ per week 1979 n/a 101.2 1986 201.3 204.2 1987 214.6 218.2 1 This is the basis currently used in the new earnings survey reports. 2 This is the basis used previously.