HC Deb 17 May 1956 vol 552 c2195
27. Mr. Lewis

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he will give details of the number and grades of civil servants who have not received an increase in salary since June, 1954; and the average percentage increase in the wage or salary scale of the remainder since this date.

Mr. H. Brooke

There was a general increase in most Civil Service salaries as from 1st July, 1954. Since that date, increases have been given to all grades up to the level of Under-Secretary. The number of officers above that level who have not received such increases is about 180, excluding the Foreign Service. The increases given to the rest of the Service have varied considerably in percentage terms from grade to grade: the overall average is of the order of 10 per cent.

Mr. Lewis

Is the Financial Secretary aware that, in view of the very warm and sympathetic reply he gave to my previous supplementary question, I do not intend to ask him one on this?