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Pay Scales

Volume 21: debated on Monday 29 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the pay of full-time adult males in (a) central Government, (b local government and (c) nationalised industries as a percentage of private sector pay for each year from 1945 to 1981.

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my hon. Friend the Economic Secretary to the Treasury to my hon. Friend the Member for Skipton (Mr. Watson) on 14 December 1981—[Vol. 15, c. 61–21]—for information for each year from 1970 to 1981. Comparable information for earlier years is not available.