§ Mr. Sanders
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people in Torbay earning less than(a) £2.50 per hour, (b) £3.00 per hour, (c) £3.50 per hour, (d) £4.00 per hour and (e) £4.50 per hour. 
§ Mrs. Liddell
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Chief Executive of the Office for National Statistics. I have asked him to arrange a reply to he given.
Letter front Tim Holt to Mr. Adrian Sanders, dated 30 June 1997:The Chancellor of the Exchequer has asked me to reply as the Director of the Office for National Statistics to your recent question on earnings in Torbay.The latest information, from the New Earnings Survey (NES) April 1996, is given below for the parliamentary constituency of Torbay.
Employees on adult rates whose pay for the survey pay-period was not affected by absence, NES April 1996 Perrentage of employees with hourly earnings (excluding overtime) less than: Torbay £2.50 £3.00 £3.50 £4.00 £4.50 Full-time 0.0 2.8 5.6 15.0 24.3 Part-time 4.3 14.9 38.3 51.1 61.7 All 1.3 6.5 15.6 26.0 35.7