§ Mr. Tim Renton
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what was the total public sector payroll increase in the financial years 1972–73, 1973–74, 1974–75 and 1975–76; and what is the current estimate for 1976–77.
§ Mr. Charles R. Morris
I can answer only for the Civil Service, but much of the information sought by the hon. Member is available in Table 5 (Table 11 for 1972–73 and 1973–74) of the Memoranda on the Estimates for the years in question. The provision made in the Supply Estimates for the wages and salaries of United Kingdom-based civil servants, and included in the figures in these Memoranda was:
1972–73 £1,419 million 1973–74 £1,509 million 1974–75 £1,840 million 1975–76 £2,543 million
The current estimated provision for 1976–77, including Summer Supplementary Estimates only, is £2,697 million.