HC Deb 13 March 1947 vol 434 c225W
Mr. Collins

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he is aware of the concern felt by civil servants at the delays in the consideration of claims for adjustments of salaries and working conditions; and if he will investigate the matter with a view to speeding up the negotiating machinery and, in particular, the claim for parity of pay between temporary and permanent staffs engaged on similar work.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

I would refer my hon. Friend to my answers on 11th March to the hon. Members for Drake (Mr. Medland) and South Portsmouth (Sir J Lucas). I am anxious that all salary, claims should be decided quickly and I hope that a decision on the claim for parity between permanent and temporary staffs will be reached shortly.

56. Mr. Erroll

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the reason for his Department taking from 26th August, 1946, to 13th February, 1947, to decide to reject a claim for adjustment of the starting pay of temporary clerks, submitted by the Civil Service Clerical Association.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

The claim was rejected on 14th October last. On 13th November the association asked that the matter might be reconsidered. This request was agreed to.