§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he is satisfied that the recent increase in salary from £4,707 per annum to £7,113 per annum for senior education advisers is within the policy outlined in the White Paper "Attack on Inflation".
§ Miss Margaret Jackson
I have been asked to reply.194W the information available up to 5th April is as follows:
A senior education adviser whose salary was £4,707 before the interim award of 1st April 1975 received, under the terms of the arbitration award of 12th December 1975, a salary of £6,645—that is, the second point on a scale rising from £6,489 to £7,113. This increase was awarded by arbitrators to a group whose settlement date was before 11th July 1975 and came under the previous guidelines. It is not, therefore, inconsistent with current pay policy.