HC Deb 11 May 1950 vol 475 c569
47. Mr. Geoffrey Cooper

asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the request by the Civil Service for a delegation to be received by him to press the demand for an increase in wage and salary scales, he will consider publishing the full facts in a White Paper, in which are set out the hours of work, conditions, leave entitlement, pension rights and other relevant facts, including a comparison with industrial workers.

The Prime Minister

No, Sir.

Mr. Cooper

While thanking my right hon. Friend for his comprehensive answer, and in view of the need to increase productivity in all sections of the community, may I ask if my right hon. Friend would consider the present 40-hour week and the six weeks' holiday of the Civil Service and bring them into line with conditions in industry?

The Prime Minister

That, of course, is another question. My hon. Friend is attempting to compare the conditions of non-industrial civil servants with those working in industry, which is obviously quite incompatible.

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