§ Mr. Meacher
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will set out the information he has of the level of national average earnings in each EC country at the present time, or the latest period for which information is available, both in that country's currency and in the sterling equivalent.
§ Mr. Forth
The information sought is set out in "Rapid Reports—Population and Social Condition, 1991/5; Earnings in Industry and Services", published by Eurostat, a copy of which is currently available in the Library. Data are given in national currencies, ecu, and purchasing power standards. At present there are 0.7 ecu to the pound.