§ 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 42W 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.