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Pay Methods

Volume 892: debated on Friday 23 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what percentage of the working population is paid weekly; what percentage is paid monthly; and how that percentage has varied since 1950.

The new earnings survey indicates that, among males in full-time employment, about two-thirds are paid weekly, about one-quarter are paid monthly and a small proportion at other frequencies. Among females in full-time employment, about three-fifths are paid weekly and about one-third monthly. Corresponding estimates for 1950 are not available, but there has certainly been a substantial decline in the proportion paid weekly.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what percentage of the working population is paid in cash; what percentage by other forms of money transfer; and how that percentage has varied since 1950.

Information of this kind is not collected systematically by my Department.