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Volume 204: debated on Tuesday 25 February 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what were the earnings, expressed as percentages, of (a) young men under 18 years and (b) young women under 18 years, compared with those aged 18 years and over, in 1979 and at the latest convenient date.

Information on the average gross weekly earnings of men and women aged under 18 and aged 18 and over, in April 1979 and April 1991, is published in table 124 of part E of the new earnings survey reports for those years.

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many full-time males, part-time males, full-time females and part-time females in employment in the Leeds metropolitan district council earn less than £3·40 per hour.

I refer the hon. Gentleman to the reply I gave him on 25 November 1991, Official Report, at column 392.