§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will give an assurance that all of the staff employed by his Department and those in the hospital services have received increases of a cumulative minimum of 3½ per cent. per annum since the introduction of the Government's incomes policy.
§ Mr. Crossman
Settlements are reached in the light of the incomes policy criteria and the circumstances of the groups of staff concerned; most groups will have had pay increases of this order.