HC Deb 11 April 1927 vol 205 cc27-8

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what is the percentage by which salaries of civil servants who in 1914 were in receipt of a remuneration of £750 a year and over have been increased; and whether, in addition to this increase, such civil servants are receiving a bonus based on the increased cost of living?


There has been no general increase of pre-War or basic salaries of the nature suggested. The salaries of individual posts or classes are reviewed from time to time when consideration is given to changes in the responsibilities and duties of the posts in question, and the hon. Member will find in the Report of the Anderson Conanittee on Pay, etc., of State Servants, an analysis of the cost per head (including bonus) of the main groups of Civil Service staffs as compared with 1914. With the hon. Member's permission I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT particulars as to the amount of cost-of-living bonus payable on basic salaries of £750 per annum and upwards.

The following are the particulars:

Pre-war or Basic Salary. Bonus to nearest £ on basis of average cost-of-living figure of 80. Bonus as per cent. of Salary.
£ £
750 226 30
1,000 234 23
1,500 213 14
2,000 (and upwards) Nil.