HC Deb 21 April 1943 vol 388 cc1699-700W
Major Thornton-Kemsley

asked the Minister of Supply the number of counties to which the compulsory requisitioning of privately-owned tyres has been extended; and the terms upon which such tyres are being acquired?

Sir A. Duncan

Requisitioning has taken place in certain areas in Berkshire and London, but has not been extended further for the present. Compensation is payable in accordance with the terms of the Compensation (Defence) Act, 1939,

Grade Scale of Pay Range of pay applicable to war-time entrants* Normal qualifications
Assistant, Grade III
Male £130 X 12—£310 £130—£300 At least Intermediate B.Sc. or equivalent.
Female £130 X 12—£260 £130—£250
Assistant, Grade II
Male £315 X 12—£385 £315—£350 As for Assistant Grade III with useful practical experience in addition.
Female £265 X 12—£315 £265—£300
Assistant, Grade I
Male £400 X 18—£515† £400—£450 As for Assistant Grade II.
Female £325 X 12—£349 X 18—£415† £325–365
Male £275 X 18—£455 X 25—£580‡ 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent.
Female £275 X 12—£347 X 18—£464‡
Experimental Officer
Male £275—£550 As for Chemist.
Female £275—£440
* War time entrants to the Assistant grades are designated Experimental Assistants. Rates on the range are assessed in individual cases according to qualifications, experience, etc.
† With extensions in special cases by annual increments of £18 to £580 for males and to £465 for females.
‡With extensions in special cases by annual increments of £25 to£680 for males and to £580 for females.

These rates are basic. Civil Service bonus being paid in addition to salaries not exceeding £519 11s. 0d. The qualifications shown indicate the general standard required. Particularly useful experience may be regarded in certain instances as equivalent to academic qualifications. Assistants Grades II and III (and the corresponding grades of the Experimental Assistant) are eligible for payment for overtime. Assistants Grade I

and in the absence of agreement is assessed by the tribunal under the Act.