HC Deb 03 July 1956 vol 555 c97W
59. Mr. Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, as an example of wage restraint, similar to that which has recently been imposed on Members of Parliament, he will refuse to grant any increases in the pay or allowances of civil servants until the economic situation is more favourable, and further make the necessary arrangements to ensure that civil servants shall be placed on the same basis as Members of Parliament so that they will have to meet the cost of their postage, telegrams, stationery, telephones, travel, living away from home expenses, secretarial expenses and all other expenses necessarily incurred by them in carrying out their duties to the State from their State or Civil Service pay.

Mr. H. Macmillan

I am well aware of the hon. Gentleman's feeling, but I do not think that his suggestion would be an appropriate way of remedying the difficulty.