§ Peter Bottomley
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the ratio was of female to male full-time equivalent earnings for(a) non-manual, (b) manual and (c) all workers in the last 12 months for which figures are available. 
§ Ruth Kelly
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from Karen Dunnell to Mr. Peter Bottomley, dated 7 January 2003:
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question on the ratio between female and male earnings. I am replying in his absence. (88589)162W
The attached table gives the ratio of female to male average weekly earnings, for April 2002 based on the annual New Earnings Survey (NES). Monthly data of average weekly earnings are not available.
Ratio of female to male average earnings1 April 2002 Manual 0.68 Non-manual 0.66 All 0.75 1 Full time employees on adult rates whose pay for the survey pay period was unaffected by absence
New Earnings Survey