HC Deb 24 March 2003 vol 402 c62W
Andy Burnham

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in Leigh were earning less than(a) £4.50, (b) £4.85 and (c) £5.00 per hour and the latest date for which figures are available. [104601]

Ruth Kelly

The in formation requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Andy Burnham, dated 24 March 2003: As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question about the number of people in the Leigh parliamentary constituency earning less than £4.50. £4.85 and £5.00 per hour. (104601) The Office for National Statistics (ONS) calculates estimates of the number of jobs paid below low pay thresholds from £2 to £7 at 10p intervals for the United Kingdom. These data for the years 1998–2002 can be found on the National Statistics website at: http://www.statistics.gov.uladownloads/theme_labour/1 Opbands.xls Estimates for Parliamentary Constituencies are not available. A guide to measuring low pay and associated articles and data can be found on the National Statistics website at: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/CC1/nugget.asp?ID = 188&Pos = 44&ColRank = l&Rank = 208

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