§ Mr. Grimond
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what the pay of a museum assistant grade II, now a curatorial officer grade F, was when appointed in February 1979; what his pay was in May, assuming that he continues to hold the same job; and how much of the increase is due to automatic increments.
§ Mr. Channon
There was no grade of museum assistant II in the old museums structure, but for the grade of research assistant II—now grade F (curatorial)—the information is as follows:
1 February 1979 £3,167* 1 January 1980 £4,200† 1 February 1980 £4,500‡ 7 May 1980 £5,340§ * Rate in payment from 1.4.78 (3rd point on the scale—the starting point for most graduate entrants to the grade) † Final stage of 1979 annual pay increase and implementation of 1975 commitment to improve pay as part of re-organisation. (Both the increase and the commitment were given by the previous Administration). ‡ Annual increment. § Annual pay increase 1980. Without the increment this would be £4,900.