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Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is his latest estimate of the number of adults, distinguishing between men and women, with a basic wage of less than (a) £50 and (b) £45.
Mr. Jim Lester
The following estimates relate to gross weekly earnings—excluding overtime earnings.
|Number of full-time employees whose pay in April 1979 was not affected by absence|
|Gross weekly earnings (excluding overtime earnings) of men aged 21 and over:|
|Less than £45||0·2|
|Less than £50||0·3|
|Gross weekly earnings (excluding overtime earnings) of women aged 18 and over:|
|Less than 45||0·9|
|Less than £50||1·5|
New Earnings Survey, Department of Employment Gazette, October 1979, Table 14.