HC Deb 18 June 1997 vol 296 cc242-3W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimates he has made of the number of people in Burnley earning less than(a) £3.50 per hour and (b) £4.50 per hour. [2889]

Mrs. Liddell

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Chief Executive of the Office for National Statistics. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Tim Holt to Mr. Peter Pike, dated 18 June 1997: The Chancellor of the Exchequer has asked me to reply as the Director of the Office for National Statistics to your recent question on earnings in Burnley. The latest information, from the New Earnings Survey (NES) April 1996, is given in the table below:

Employees on adult rates whose pay for the survey pay-period was not affected by absence, new earnings survey April 1996
Percentage of employees with hourly earnings (excluding overtime) less than:
£3.50 £4.50
Burnley 8.1 20.4