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Volume 895: debated on Thursday 17 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment by what amount wages and salaries would rise if all full-time employed persons had £6 per week added to their wages for the year from 1st August 1975; how much of this would be paid to those earning more, and how much to those earning less, than the current average wage; and how many persons there are in each category.

There are about 18 million full-time employees in employment in Great Britain. An extra £6 per week to each of these would increase wages and salaries by about £5,600 million in the year from August 1975. Of this total, the 10½ million full-time employees earning below the current average would receive about £3,300 million and the remaining 7½ million would receive about £2,300 million.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he proposes that those whose present income is less than £6 a week below £8,500 will be allowed an increase up to £8,500.

The limits mentioned in the White Paper (Cmnd. 6151) provide that anyone earning less than £8,500 a year is eligible for a maximum increase

North West RegionMacclesfield and Congleton
Employment OfficesCareers officesEmployment OfficesCareers Offices
June 197513,9982,673159192
June 197429,6299,685314321
Because of possible duplication, the figures for employment offices and careers offices should not be added together.