HC Deb 20 June 1997 vol 296 cc339-40W
Ms Kelly

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people in the constituency of Bolton, West who currently earn less than(a) £2.50, (b) £3, (c) £3.50 and (d) £4 per hour. [4247]

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 Ms Ruth Kelly, dated 20 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 the Bolton West parliamentary constituency. The latest available 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, NES April 1996
Percentage of employees with hourly earnings (excluding overtime) less than:
£2.50 £3.00 £3.50 £4.00
Bolton West
Full-time 1.0 2.0 4.0 15.2
Part-time 3.6 3.6 17.9 42.9
All 1.6 2.4 7.1 21.3

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