§ Mr. Raison
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what percentage of male and female employees, respectively, in the lowest tenth and the lowest quarter of average weekly earnings are to be found among the non-industrial Civil Service, the industrial Civil Service, the National Health Service, the local government service, the nationalised industries, any other public services and the private sector, respectively.
§ Mr. Bryan
The following estimates are derived from the results of the New Earnings Survey, published in the November, 1971, issue of the Department's Gazette. They relate to men aged 21 and over and women aged 18 and over in full-time employment, in both manual 335W and non-manual occupations, whose earnings were not affected by absence in the survey pay-period in April, 1971.
They relate to employees whose gross weekly earnings were below the lowest decile, or the lowest quartile, in the over-
Lowest tenth Lowest quarter Group Collective Agreements covered Men Women Men Women Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. All industries 100 100 100 100 Civil Service Technical and scientific; executive; clerical grades 3 — 2 1 Government industrial establishments 3 — 2 — National Health Service Administrative and clerical; nurses and midwives; ancillary staff 2 3 2 5 Local authoritie Administrative, professional and technical; general and clerical; building and civil engineering; engineering craftsmen; manual 11 7 10 7 Nationalised industries Specified agreements in coal, steel, gas, electricity, water, Post Office, railways, road passenger transport 12 1 12 1 Other public services Teaching, police and fire services 1 — 1 —
The above-mentioned collective agreements cover the great majority, but not all, of the employees in the various parts of the public sector. The private sector will account for most of the residual balance in each column.