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Computer Operators

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he is satisfied that the needs of industry for people trained in computer skills are being adequately met.

The most recent estimates of the distribution of hourly earnings of part-time employees, in the new earnings survey, relate to April 1979 and are given in the table below. The proportion of part-time workers omitted from the survey is probably just under one-third for females and just over one-third for males.

GROSS HOURLY EARNINGS OF PART-TIME EMPLOYEES WHOSE PAY WAS NOT AFFECTED BY ABSENCE

Percentage with hourly earnings in the range

Males

Females

Under £116·19·7
£1 to £1·5045·866·2
Over £1·5038·124·1

Source: New Earnings Survey, April 1979.