Weekly Earnings, Scotland

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25 October 1949.

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Photo of Mr Jon Rankin Mr Jon Rankin , Glasgow Tradeston 12:00, 25 October 1949

asked the Minister of Labour if he will give the average weekly earnings for the last pay week in April, 1949, for the same Scottish industries as are provided on page 300 of the September issue of the "Ministry of Labour Gazette" for the United Kingdom.

Photo of Mr George Isaacs Mr George Isaacs , Southwark North

These figures are not very readily available, but I will send the hon. Member information relating to the more important industries in the course of a few days.

Photo of Mr Jon Rankin Mr Jon Rankin , Glasgow Tradeston

In view of the fact that all the material required to provide this survey for the United Kingdom ought also to be available for Scotland, if it is to be a true picture, will my right hon. Friend not try to give the information asked for in the Question?

Photo of Mr George Isaacs Mr George Isaacs , Southwark North

That is exactly what I have said. I will get the information and send it to my hon. Friend.