§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will give for the longest and most convenient period of time the comparative details of salary and conditions of employment of the lower and middle-paid classes of civil servants compared with workers in private industry and other forms of public service, and, on this basis, to what extent these civil servants wage rates would have to be increased to put them back to the standard they were enjoying prior to the introduction of the various wage and salary restraints.
§ Mr. Charles R. Morris
The information is not available in the form requested and could not be obtained except at disproportionate cost. However, between 1st April 1975 and 1st April 1977 the salary maxima of the following grades were increased as follows: Principal, 7 per cent.; Executive Officer, 14 per cent.; Clerical Officer, 18 per cent. In the same period the retail prices index increased by 41 per cent.