HC Deb 31 October 1966 vol 735 c1W
3. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister of Labour why, in view of the Government's declared policy of a wages and salary standstill his Department was advertising in the Evening Standard on Tuesday, 16th August, situations vacant including payment of salaries on a progressive basis; and, as this is contrary to Government policy, whether he will amend these advertisements.

Mr. Gunter

No. The advertisements, for the posts of occupational psychologist at Egham Industrial Rehabilitation Unit and for a Carpenter and Joiner Instructor at Perivale Government Training Centre, quoted the normal incremental scales applicable which were, of course, established before 20th July, 1966. Paragraph 18(iv) of the White Paper on the Prices and Incomes Standstill (Cmnd. 3073) states that it is not intended that the standstill should interfere with normal arrangements for increasing pay by means of regular increments of specified amounts within a predetermined range or scale.