§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Minister for the Civil Service how the pay research unit takes account of the fact that some civil servants receive overtime pay which is not available in comparable occupations in the private sector.
§ Mr. Channon
No account is taken by the pay research unit of overtime pay when collecting evidence on which the basic pay of civil servants is determined. The Civil Service grades which are eligible to receive overtime pay correspond broadly to salary levels at which overtime is generally paid outside the Service.