§ Mr. McTaggart
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the level of current gross industrial earnings.
§ Mr. Alison
In April 1981 average gross weekly earnings of full-time employees whose pay was not affected by absence were as follows:
Manual Non-manual £ £ Men aged 21 and over 121.9 163.1 Women aged 18 and over 74.5 96.7
The monthly index of average earnings indicates that between April 1981 and April 1982 average earnings generally increased by 10.2 per cent.