HC Deb 07 March 1990 vol 168 c624W
Mr. Hawkins

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what has been the real increase in the earnings of university lecturers over the last decade, over the previous decade and over the two decades combined; and if he will set out in a table(a) the salary of a university lecturer at the top of the lecturers' scale, (b) the retail prices index and (c) average United Kingdom earnings for (i) the 1970s, (ii) the 1980s and (iii) the two periods combined.

Mr. Jackson

Data for total earnings of university lecturers are not available. The following table shows lecturers' salaries in actual and real terms in comparison with the retail prices index and average earnings over the periods (i) April 1970 to April 1979 (ii) April 1979 to April 1989 and (iii) April 1970 to April 1989:

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