asked the Minister of Labour when he proposes to publish details of the earnings of employees of Government Departments on the lines referred to in the Ministry of Labour Gazette of September 1960; and what has been the reason for the delay.
I propose to embody this information in a comprehensive statement about the average earnings of salaried employees in a number of non-manufacturing industries and services. This will be published shortly and I will send the hon. Member a copy. It seemed preferable to wait until statistics for a number of years were available covering both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing industries and services.