HC Deb 28 July 1976 vol 916 cc270-1W
Mr. Michael Morris

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the total of salaries, wages and increments paid to persons in local Government in England and Wales in each of the past five years.

Mr. Guy Barnett

The total cost of salaries and wages, including increments, paid by local authorities in England and Wales in the last five financial years was:

£ million
1971–72 3,218
1972–73 3,795
1973–74 4,386
1974–75 5,722
(provisional estimate)
1975–76 6,744
(provisional estimate)

Separate information about the cost of increments is not available to my Department.

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