HC Deb 05 May 1964 vol 694 cc136-7W
35. Dr. A. Thompson

asked the Secretary to the Treasury what average salary is paid to shorthand typists employed in Government Departments in central London; how many unfilled vacancies for shorthand typists there are at present in his Department; what proportion of applicants for such vacancies subsequently withdraw their applications; and to what extent such withdrawals are due to financial considerations.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

It would not be possible, without disproportionate effort, to find the average salary of Civil Service typists. The rate of pay for a shorthand typist grade I in central London, with full proficiency allowances, ranges from £8 1s. 6d. a week at age 15, to £13 19s. 6d. at age 25, and to £15 18s. at the maximum.

There are at present 12 unfilled vacancies for shorthand typists in the Treasury. In the last six months there have been three applicants for posts as shorthand typists in the Treasury, one of whom subsequently withdrew.