§ Sir R. GOWER
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in 2147W view of the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the Civil Service that the time has arrived for the consolidation of basic pay with cost-of-living bonus in the ordinary Civil Service, he will consider the desirability of consolidating the basic pay and bonus of industrial civil servants at an early opportunity, although such bonus is not in the same way dependent on the cost-of-living figure?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
The recommendation of the Royal Commission on the Civil Service referred to has no relevance to the conditions of service of the industrial employés in question. Neither the recommendation itself, nor the argu-
Statement showing the Numbers on the Scales of Salary indicated employed in the Customs and Excise Departmental Clerical Class on 1st April, 1933. Area. Scale (basic). Men. Women. Total. London Postal Area Men £60–£250 895 — 992 Women £60–£180 — 97 Edinburgh and Belfast. Men £57–£237 10s. (i.e., £60–£250 leas a deduction of 5 per cent.) 82 — 88 Women £57–£171 (i.e., £60–£180 less a deduction of 5 per cent.) — 6 Provinces Men £54–£225 (i.e., £60–£250 less a deduction of 10 per cent.) 1,064 — 1,121 Women £54–£162 (i.e., £60–£180 less a deduction of 10 per cent.) — 57 2,041 160 2,201