§ Mr. Hume
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what figures are available to indicate or estimate the number of graduates domiciled in Northern Ireland who earn less than 85 per cent. of national average income at intervals of(a) five years and (b) 10 years after graduation;
(2) what figures are available to indicate the number of graduates domiciled in Northern Ireland who earn more than 115 per cent. of national average income at intervals of (a) five years and (b) 10 years after graduation.
§ Mr. Ian Stewart
The information requested with regard to graduates employed in the public sector in Northen Ireland is not readily available centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, the number of graduates employed in the NICS, their distribution among grading levels and the salaries applying to these grades are as follows.
Grade Number of Graduates Salary scale Senior principal and above 427 £19,539-£62,750 Principal 450 £15,631-£21,104 Deputy principal 798 £12,754-£18,167 Staff officer 501 £10,434-£13,458 Executive officer I 262 £8,843-£l 1,596 Executive officer II 354 £6,134-£9,935 Administrative officer 254 £3,873-£7,555 Administrative assistant 78 £3,519-£6,074 TOTAL 3,124