§ 5. Mr. Hooson
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what proposals he has to grant the lower grades of the Civil Service a commensurate increase with the recently announced approved awards to personnel in the higher grade in the Civil Service.
§ Mrs. Hart
None. Under the Civil Service pay agreement, the pay of the various groups of non-industrial civil servants below the grade of assistant secretary may be reviewed once in a cycle of three years. Under these arrangements pay is regularly reviewed and, where appropriate, adjusted according to the circumstances of each group and consistently with the Government's incomes policy. The non-industrial Civil Service below the grade of assistant secretary received a pay increase on 1st July, 1969.