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Average Earnings: Suffolk

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average wage in Suffolk was in each year since 1997. (171617)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 6 December 2007:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question to ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average wage in Suffolk was in each year since 1997. (171617)

Levels of earnings are estimated from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), and are provided for employees on adult rates of pay, whose pay for the survey period was not affected by absence. The ASHE, carried out in April each year, is the most comprehensive source of earnings information in the United Kingdom.

ASHE results can be obtained on the National Statistics website at:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/ashe