asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people were employed in the shipbuilding and ship repair industry by year from 1974 onwards; what was the average wage in the industry, by year for the same period; and what was the average wage in the industry expressed as a percentage of the national average industrial earnings for the same year for the same period.
The following table sets out the available information:
Shipbuilding and ship-repairing✶
Number of employees in March (thousands)
Average gross weekly earnings of adult manual men in April†(£)
Col. (2) as a percentage of corresponding average earnings in index of production industries†
✶ Minimum list heading 370·1 of 1968 Standard Industrial
Classification to 1981; group 361 of 1980 Standard Industrial
Classification from 1982.
|† Males aged 21 and over working a full week. The figures include|
bonus and overtime earnings which may fluctuate from year to year.