HC Deb 09 November 1979 vol 973 c350W
Mr. Field

asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will list the salary scales and the average salary paid for each of the following posts (a) assistant secretary, (b) under secretary, (c) deputy secretary and (d) permanent secretary.

Mr. Channon

The current national rates in payment are as follows:

a. Assistant Secretary 11,449 to 13,991
b. Under-Secretary 16,714
c. Deputy Secretary 20,314
d. Second Permanent Secretary 23,811
Permanent Secretary 25,886
Head of Civil Service, Permanent Secretary to Treasury, Secretary to Cabinet 28,211

Under-secretaries, deputy secretaries and permanent secretaries are paid flat rates and the average salary paid is the same as the flat rate. The average salary paid to assistant secretaries is currently £13,431.