§ Mr. Bishop
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what were the increases in average weekly earnings of adult male manual and other workers in relation to the percentage rise in the official index of retail prices in the period from October, 1964 to the most recent date; and what was the consequent rise in real wages.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
Following are the percentage increases requested for the period October, 1964 to October, 1967, the latest date available for earnings.
Men manual workers (full-time) Male administrative, technical and clerical employees Retail Prices Index Average weekly gross earnings* Average weekly "real" gross earnings Average weekly gross earnings† Average weekly "real" gross earnings 10.9 18.0 6.4 18.6 6.9 * From the Department's half-yearly enquiries into earnings and hours of manual workers. † From the Department's annual enquiries into the earnings of administrative, technical and clerical employees.