HC Deb 13 July 1965 vol 716 cc41-2W
38. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what category of employee in his Department is in receipt of the lowest wage or salary scale; what this income is; how much it would cost to increase the salaries of those in this category by 25 per cent.; and whether he will give similar details with regard to their pension entitlement.

Mr. MacDermot

The answers areMessenger: £12 9s. 0d. a week at the maximum of the scale; £13,000 per annum.

Assuming an average of 20 years reckonable service the annual cost in the first year of a 25 per cent. pension increase would be £3,600.