HC Deb 08 December 1947 vol 445 cc756-7
2. Mr. Turton

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when the circular, promised on 12th December, 1946, to deal with the ranges of pay of those temporary grades in the Control Office for Germany and Austria who were excluded from the benefits of the scales of pay then laid down, will be issued.

Mr. McNeil

We have now decided, in consultation with the staff representatives, which grades not previously dealt with should have their pay reviewed. The reassessment of individual salaries should be completed in a few weeks.

Mr. Turton

Will the Minister state whether the gist of this reply means that the circular promised a year ago, which was going to put all these salaries right, is not to be issued, and that a breach of promise has occurred?

Mr. McNeil

I do not think that would be a fair inference. The reply means that those salaries appropriate for treatment will be dealt with. Nevertheless, I would like to admit I am not at all satisfied with the rate at which this decision has been taken.