HC Deb 23 June 1971 vol 819 cc297-8W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of any designated civil servants or group of civil servants who were, on 13th October, 1964, in receipt then of salaries of £3,250 per annum and give for each year from that date the actual cash paid or percentage increases made in such salaries.

Mr. David Howell


In October, 1964, a salary of £3,300 was the scale maximum of the Senior Chief Executive Officer grade (now Senior Principal) and the scale minimum of the Assistant Secretary grade. These salaries are now £5,200 and £5,000 respectively. Details of the annual changes are as follows:

Rates payable in October of each year Senior Chief Executive Officer maximum Assistant Secretary minimum
£ £
1964 3,300 3,300
1965 3,500 3,500
1966 3,500 3,500
1967 3,500 3,500
1968 3,745 3,745
1969 4,200 4,045
1970 4,555 4,390
1971* 5,200 5,000
* Current rates.

Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will make a statement on the further payment of up to 15 per cent. for the 100,000 senior civil servants; what increases have been awarded and on what dates to these civil servants since October, 1964; why only 7½ per cent. was awarded to the industrial civil servants as from 1st July, 1970; and whether he will give a list of increases since October, 1964, paid to these industrial civil servants and the dates.

Mr. David Howell

Under the recent settlement covering 100,000 staff in the former executive and administrative grades which added 9¾ per cent. to their salary bill, only a small number of staff received increases of 15 per cent.

An increase of 7½ per cent. with effect from 1st July, 1971, has been offered to industrial Civil Service and negotiations are still proceeding.

The other information requested by the hon. Gentleman is as follows:

Increases in Overall Wage Bill for Executive and Administrative Grades

1st January, 1965–½ per cent.

1st January, 1966–3½ per cent.

1st January, 1968–7 per cent.

1st January, 1969–4.9 per cent. [second stage of increase due at 1st January, 1968]

1st July, 1969–5 per cent.

1st April, 1970–8½ per cent.

1st January, 1971–9¾ per cent.

Increases in Overall Wage Bill for the Industrial Civil Service

7½ per cent. from 1st July, 1967.

3½ per cent. from 1st July, 1968.

8½ per cent. from 1st July, 1969.

13 per cent. from 1st July, 1970.

Comparable figures for years before 1967 are not available because of the altertion in the structure of industrial Civil Service pay in 1967, following Report No. 18 of the National Board for Prices and Incomes.