HC Deb 10 November 1953 vol 520 cc30-1W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many staff employed by his Department in 1946 were in receipt of £1,000 per annum; and what has been their average percentage increase in salary since 1946 to the latest date;

(2) the number of staff employed by his Department who were in receipt of a salary scale of £1,000 per annum in 1946 that have not had an increase in this scale since that date; and how many of these have to meet the cost of their public expenses, such as, postage, paper, travel, telephone, secretarial, office and living-away-from-home expenses out of this salary.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

On 1st April, 1946, there were 100 civil servants in the Treasury in receipt of salaries of £1,000 per annum or more. A number of these officers have since retired. Salary scales which, in 1946, included £1,000 within their range have been increased by percentages which vary both as between different grades and as between different points on the scales of these grades. I set out the increases obtained in two typical grades employed in the Treasury which may be of interest to the hon. Member. No civil servant normally has to meet from his salary the expenses mentioned in the latter part of his second question.

Following are the increases:

is considered to be home service with no allowance entitlement; and what steps he is taking to remove this anomaly.

Mr. R. A. Butler

As the conditions of service of civil servants and members of the Armed Forces and their emoluments, in cash and kind, are quite different, simple comparisons are misleading. Members of the Armed Forces are given local overseas allowances when their normal pay and allowances are insufficient to meet their extra expenditure at stations outside the United Kingdom, but there is no evidence that a local overseas allowance is justified in present circumstances for forces in B.A.O.R.