§ 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.
§ 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.