asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what are the average earnings in the Northern Region; and how these compare with the national average earnings.
In April, 1968, the latest date for which information is available, the average weekly earnings of adult male manual workers in the Northern Region were £21 11s. 2d. compared with £22 5s. 3d. in the United Kingdom. The corresponding figures of average hourly earnings were 9s. 4·1d. and 9s. 7·6d., respectively.