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Wage Rates

Volume 21: debated on Wednesday 31 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what were the average weekly minimum earnings for men and women, respectively, in industries covered by the wages councils for each of the past five years.

Minimum rates set by wages councils are the same for men and women. The following table gives the information about earnings:

Average Gross Weekly Earnings, April (Full-time workers whose pay was not affected by absence)
YearMen (21 and over) £Women (18 and over) £