§ 17. Mr. BANFIELD
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what steps are taken in practice in fixing female remuneration in the Civil Service to ascertain what comparative rates of wages are paid in private enterprise; and what salary is regarded by the Treasury as representing the remuneration paid in private enterprise to female secretaries, female shorthand typists, and to female typists, respectively?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. W. S. Morrison)
The hon. Member presumably refers to established shorthand typists and typists. These grades are paid the scales of salary laid down by the Industrial Court in Award 1603 of 19th November, 1934, and Award 1587 of 14th July, 1934, respectively. The evidence submitted to the Industrial Court on these cases included evidence of outside rates. I would refer the hon. Member also to the reports of the various Committees and Commissions which have considered the pay of civil servants and in particular to the Report of the Royal Commission of 1929–31 (Command Paper 3909).