§ Mr. Flight
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average earnings of(a) male, (b) female and (c) male and female at age 60 were in each year since 2000. 
§ Ruth Kelly
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Howard Flight, dated 3 March 2003:835WAs National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question about the average earnings of people aged 60 in each year since 2000. (99155)The table below shows the average annual earnings for males and females aged 60 in April for each of the years specified. The data are from the New Earnings Survey and apply to people on adult rates whose pay was not affected by absence.
Average annual earnings for people aged 60 £ Men Women All persons April 2000 22,797 14,811 20,971 April 2001 22,943 15,998 21,314 April 2002 23,574 16,216 21,817