§ Mr. Fitch
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what has been the percentage increase in salaries since October 1974 for Permanent Secretaries, Deputy 7W Secretaries and Under-Secretaries compared with increases given to the chairmen and board members of nationalised industries during the same period.
§ Mr. Charles R. Morris
The percentage increase in salaries since October 1974 for Permanent Secretaries, Deputy Secretaries and Under Secretaries has been as follows:
In the same period the chairmen and members of nationalised industry boards have received average increases of about 7 per cent. This figure takes into account the approximate value of the increases to be paid to the chairmen and members of nationalised industry boards from 1st January 1978 as announced by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 15th December 1977.
Permanent Secretary 16.5 per cent. 2nd Permanent Secretary 12.18 per cent. Deputy Secretary 26.34 per cent. Under-Secretary 32.62 per cent.