To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report average wage rates since 1979 (a) in Wales and (b) in the United Kingdom.
Information on average wage rates is not available, but data of the average gross weekly earnings of full-time adult employees are set out in the table.
|Average gross weekly Earnings of all full·time adult employees Pay not affected by absence; April of each year|
|Year||Wales||£ per week United Kingdom|
|1From 1979 to 1983, males aged 21 and over and females aged 18 and over.|
|2From 1983 onwards, all on adult rates irrespective of age.|
Source: New Earnings Surveys.