HC Deb 02 December 1999 vol 340 cc323-4W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport following the publication of the Government's New Earnings Survey, what action his Department is taking to reverse the trend of falling incomes among the lower-paid workers in the tourism industry. [100258]

Janet Anderson

It is not possible to draw conclusions about tourism as a whole from the New Earnings Survey because there is no single tourism industry. Average weekly earnings for people with manual occupations associated with tourism activities grew between 1998 and 1999 by at least the average increase in manual earnings for the economy as a whole.