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Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 6 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list in the Official Report the average annual earnings for male adult industrial workers and for all workers, respectively, both at current values and at October 1979 prices for each fiscal year since 1954–55.

Comparable figures for financial years are not readily available for the categories mentioned. However, in respect of October each year since 1954 the average weekly earnings of manual employees at current values and the index of retail prices—October 1979=100—have been as follows: