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Manual Workers (Earnings)

Volume 655: debated on Monday 12 March 1962

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asked the Minister of Labour how many male weekly wage earners were earning less than £10 for any week in January, 1962; how many were earning between £10 and £12 a week on the same date; how many earned between £12 and £15 on the same date; how many earned between £15 and £20 on the same date; and how many earned over £20 on that date.

Full scale inquiries into the earnings of manual workers were made in 1886, 1906, 1938 and October, 1960. The results of this last inquiry were published in the Ministry of Labour Gazette for April and June, 1961.My right hon. Friend is examining the possibilities of obtaining reliable statistics more frequently by a sampling technique.