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Manpower Services Commission (Publication's)

Volume 978: debated on Tuesday 12 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) how many publications in the Network and Actions campaigns have been published to date by the Manpower Services Commission; what is the average number of each issue produced; and what is the total cost of their compilation, production and distribution;

  • (2) what evidence he has that the Network and Actions publications produced by the Manpower Services Commission have produced results which would not have been obtained without the expenditure of taxpayers' money involved;
  • (3) how many names and addresses are on the mailing list for the Network and Actions publications produced by the Manpower Services Commission; and how the list was compiled;
  • (4) how many business reply cards enclosed with the recent issues of Network and Actions have been returned to the Manpower Services Commission;
  • (5) what is the total cost of the current promotional campaign involving the
  • GROSS WEEKLY EARNINGS (£) OF FULL-TIME MALE EMPLOYEES AGED 21 AND OVER IN APRIL*
    19751976197719781979
    Humberside (including Hull)
    Mean59·169·575·986·298·9
    Standard deviation24·925·728·131·636·3
    Median55·065·871·581·495·3
    Staffordshire (including Stoke)
    Mean57·267·374·584·696·7
    Standard deviation19·122·626·330·935·0
    Median53·563·269·479·189·8
    Great Britain
    Mean60·871·878·689·1101·4
    Standard deviation26·630·631·838·340·8
    Median55·965·872·382·093·9
    Source: New Earnings Survey.
    * Excluding employees whose earnings were affected by absence.
    Differences in average and median earnings between areas may reflect differences in industrial and occupational structure and do not necessarily imply differences in earnings for comparable jobs.