HC Deb 26 March 1970 vol 798 cc520-1W
Mr. Ashton

asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether the Government has yet reached a decision on the implementatiton of the remaining stages of the pay increases recommended for the Higher Civil Service in last year's report of the Standing Advisory Committee.

Mr. Shore

The Standing Advisory Committee recommended in its Report last year that the salary of Permanent Secretaries should be increased to £14,000; that of Deputy Secretaries to £9,000; and that of Under Secretaries to £6,750.

In her Written Reply of 11th July, 1969, to her hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield, Brightside, the then Paymaster-General announced that the Government accepted that the proposed new rates were right in principle and should be implemented in stages as the requirements of incomes policy permitted. The first stage of the proposed increases was implemented on 1st July, 1969. The Government has now decided to implement the second stage increase from 1st July, 1970. The increases involved are:

First Stage 1st July, 1969 Second Stage 1st July, 1970
£ £
Under Secretary 6,000 6,375
Deputy Secretary 7,100 8,050
Permanent Secretary 9,800 11,900