§ Ms. Clare Short
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the percentage of employers' costs attributable to wages in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Japan and the Federal Republic of Germany, respectively.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
Information is available, on a consistent basis for different countries, only in respect of wages as a proportion of employers' labour costs in production industries and in some services in member states of the European Communities. The latest results relate to 1981 and are shown in tables 201A and 207 of "Labour Costs, Volume 1: Principal Results," published by Eurostat, a copy of which is available in the Library.