§ Mr. Meacher
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of national average earnings was earned by the lowest paid decile of workers in each decade since 1960; and what are the comparable figures, so far as available for(a) France, (b) Germany, (c) the United States of America, (d) Sweden, and (e) Japan.
§ Mr. Nicholls
The available information for Great Britain is published in table 15 of part A of the NES reports for 1979 and 1989, copies of which are in the Library. Comparable data for the other countries are not available.