HC Deb 15 February 1989 vol 147 c220W
Mr. Matthew Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the differential between the number of full-time working women in Cornwall earning less than £100 per week and the figure for the United Kingdom as a whole.

Mr. Lee

Estimates from the new earnings survey in April 1988 indicate that some 31 per cent. of full-time female employees in Cornwall on adult rates, whose gross earnings were not affected by absence, earned less than £100 per week. The equivalent figure for the United Kingdom as a whole is 16 per cent. Differences in the mix of occupations and industries between Cornwall and the United Kingdom as a whole contribute to regional differences in the distribution of earnings.