HC Deb 18 October 1966 vol 734 cc30-1W
Captain Kerby

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will authorise his Establishments Division to authorise immediate negotiations to determine the salary proper to be paid to the controlling engineering grades in the Post Office from 1st January, 1965.

Mr. Short

The detailed application of the Prices and Incomes Standstill to all outstanding reviews of Civil Service pay is currently being considered by the Government, and no new commitments can be entered into until the general issues of principle have been resolved. I have, however, assured the Society of Post Office Engineers that we shall proceed with the final stage of negotiations on the pay of the grades that they represent as soon as it becomes possible to do so.