HC Deb 19 November 1996 vol 285 c506W
Ms Mowlam

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many(a) women and (b) men in Northern Ireland earn less than £1.50 per hour. [3847]

Mr. Ancram

The two main sources of earnings information for Northern Ireland are the new earnings survey—NES—and the labour force survey—LFS. Both of these record an insufficient number in the sample earning less than £1.50 per hour to provide a reliable estimate.