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Youth Pay

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the average hourly wage is for people under the age of 18 working in Wales. [113116]

[holding answer 13 May 2003]: The New Earnings Survey (NES) is a sample of around 1 per cent. of employees across the UK. The 2002 NES suggests that the average hourly wage for under 18s in the UK is £3.89, based on a limited sample of under 18s. No regional breakdown is produced, and on this basis a Wales figure is not available.