71. Mr. TREVELYAN THOMSON
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on what basis the differentiation between the salaries of civil servants in London, Edinburgh, and the provinces, respectively, was calculated?
If the hon. Member is referring to the case of recruits to the general Treasury Classes outside London, the differentiation was the result of agreement on the Reorganisation Committee of the Civil Service National Whitley Council. The Committee were of the opinion that the lower cost of living and other conditions of service outside London justify rates generally lower than in London. I ought to add, however, that this matter, with others, is under consideration.