HC Deb 10 November 1921 vol 148 cc596-7
44. Viscount CURZON

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will undertake that in any readjustment of civil servants' salaries which may be made, the remuneration paid to temporary ex-civil servants shall not be less than that paid to permanent civil servants who are doing similar work?


Detailed comparison between the remuneration of permanent civil servants and of staff temporarily employed on the basis of the duties severally performed is not feasible as a basis for determining adjustments of pay. The remuneration and grading of the two groups have been fixed on different systems, which preclude detailed comparison. To illustrate the fact that changes in the remuneration of either group have not necessarily coincided hitherto with changes in the remuneration of the other, I may mention that the considerable reduction made in the remuneration of permanent civil servants on 1st September last did nit extend to the remuneration of the temporary staff. An adjustment of the remuneration of the latter to altered conditions is now under consideration.

Viscount CURZON

Does the hon. Member's answer mean that temporary civil servants performing the same work as the permanent civil servants are not necessarily paid the same salaries?