HC Deb 20 May 1965 vol 712 cc283-4W
Mr. Charles Morrison

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer into which category of exceptions to Her Majesty's Government's incomes policy, as outlined in paragraph 15 in the White Paper on Prices and Incomes Policy, the increase in salary for 3,000 Civil Service instructional officers of between 5 and 8½ per cent. comes.

Mr. MacDermot

As my right hon. Friend the First Secretary of State explained to the House on Tuesday, 11th May, 1965, pay revisions in the Civil Service are based on the Priestley Commission principle of "fair comparisons" with comparable outside employment. In accordance with the 1964 Civil Service Pay Agreement, the settlement for instructional officers was based on a pay research survey of the pay and conditions of service in comparable outside employment at 1st January, 1964, and will take effect from that date.

The cash increases range from 3.7 per cent. to 8.6 per cent. The compounded annual rate of increases over the 6½ years

Mr. MacDermot

The number of such former Regular Service men is not known, and the cost cannot therefore be estimated. The Government do not propose to introduce legislation to this end.

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