§ Mr. Robert Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how long his Department has been giving consideration to the remuneration of scientists in the Government's services; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Channon
I have been asked to reply.
The Civil Service Department has been responsible for negotiating the pay of Civil Service scientists since it was created in 1968. Before that, the responsibility lay with Her Majesty's Treasury.