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Earnings Statistics

Volume 130: debated on Monday 28 March 1988

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To ask the Secretry of State for Employment what change there has been in the numbers earning double, treble and quadruple national average earnings since 1978–79; and what regional breakdown is available.

[holding answer 24 March 1988] The numbers in the United Kingdom earning double, treble and quadruple national average earnings are estimated to have increased between 1978–79 and 1986–87 by 150,000, 90,000 and 50,000 respectively. These numbers include the self-employed. Regional data are not available.