§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what information he has about the average earnings of Welsh 18 to 25 year olds at the latest date for which figures are available; and what information he has about the comparative figure for 18 to 25 year olds in England and Scotland.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
The latest available figures are from the new earnings survey and relate to April 1985. The 321W average earnings for full time employees of 18–24 years of age whose pay was not affected by absence were as follows:
Average Gross Weekly Earnings £ Wales 109.3 England 117.0 Scotland 113.5