Tuesday, 9 December 1980
Dáil Eireann Debate
Mr. Moore: An approximate measure of the relevant growth in earnings requested by the Deputy can be obtained by comparing weekly industrial earnings per person in transportable goods industries with the average level of earnings per employee for employees of central government and local authorities.
I propose, therefore, with the permission of the Ceann Comhairle, to circulate in the Official Report a statement showing the information I have referred to for the period from 1970 to the latest available year.
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Mr. Moore: The growth of weekly industrial earnings in the period from 1970 to 1978, the latest year for which information is available, was 8¼ per cent a year or almost 2¼ per cent a year greater than the 16 per cent annual growth rate  in the average earnings of employees in central Government and local authorities.
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