HC Deb 23 July 1952 vol 504 cc508-9
12. Mr. Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the scales of pay for the Civil Service in the Colonies, in the junior service, administrative, junior service, industrial, and the senior service, administrative, industrial and professional.

Mr. Lyttelton

It would be quite impossible for me to give the particulars asked for within the limits of a Parliamentary answer. There are nearly 40 separate administrations within my responsibility, each having its own public service. Within each public service there are all kinds of posts, each having its own scale of pay. Printed copies of the estimates of each administration, however, are available for consultation in the reference library of my Department.

Mr. Brockway

While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for his answer, may I ask him whether, if I put down a Question especially about the rates in Nigeria, he could give me the details, because I am concerned about the fact that there is no cost of living index there and no increase according to the rise in the cost of living?

Mr. Lyttelton

I should have to see what was the nature of the Question before I undertook to be able to answer it.