HC Deb 24 June 1937 vol 325 cc1373-4
58. Mr. Kelly

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the number of cases in which any Department has, within the last five years, altered the rates of pay for new entrants into the Civil Service, without prior agreement with the staff associations representing the grade concerned; and whether he will give details in these cases?

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Lieut.-Colonel Colville)

There have been cases in which rates of pay applicable to new entrants have been adopted otherwise than by agreement with a staff association. I regret that I am not in a position to give details of the cases which may have arisen in the last five years. If the hon. Member has particularly in mind the position which has recently arisen with regard to tax officers in the Inland Revenue Department, no precisely parallel case has occurred during the period in question.

Mr. Kelly

Will the right hon. Gentleman publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT the instances where these alterations actually took place without agreement with the staff associations?

Lieut.-Colonel Colville

I said that I was not able to give that information. I thought the question probably related to the recent case which has now gone to abitration and I could find no parallel case to that.