HC Deb 23 July 1975 vol 896 cc202-3W
Mr. Sproat

asked the Minister for the Civil Service what is the total number of United Kingdom civil servants employed at the latest available date; and what is the sum of their salaries.

Mr. Charles R. Morris

There were 701,370 United Kingdom based civil servants in post on 1st April 1975. The provision in the 1975–76 Supply Estimates for their salary and other related costs was£2,022,331,000.

Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will publish in the Official Report a detailed list of civil servants who have not, since January 1972, received cumulative salary increases of 28 per cent.

Mr. Charles R. Morris

Salary increases for individual civil servants vary according to circumstances. The information requested is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Practically all civil servants have received cumulative increases of at least 28 per cent. during this period. The known exception is Permanent Secretaries, details of whose pay are given below.

salary at 1st January Current salary Percentage increase Number of staff in post in the Home Civil Service at 1st increase April 1975
£ £
16,750 20,175 20.4 3
15,750 18,675 18.6 23
14,750 17,175 16.4 16

Forward to