§ Captain Kerby
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will give an assurance that Her Majesty's Government intend to honour the Civil Service Pay Agreement, 1964, and pay in full the arrears of salary that may have accrued to those grades from 1st January, 1965 to 1st January, 1966; and whether, in view of the length of time such arrears have accumulated and the circumstances surrounding this claim, he will authorise payment immediately new scales have been determined, or at the latest at the beginning of the period of severe restraint following the six-month income standstill called for in the White Paper, Prices and Incomes Standstill.
§ Mr. MacDermot
As regards the first part of the Question, the six months' deferment under the relevant provisions of Cmnd. 3073 will apply. As regards the second part of the Question, increased rates may not be paid during the standstill. The extent to which they may be paid during the period of severe restraint is at present under consideration.