§ 35. Mr. John Townend
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the total cost to date of awards made by the Clegg commission; how many employees have benefited by these awards; and what is the average percentage increase.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
Excluding the award for university technicians, which was of an interim nature, and the award published today for manual workers in municipal airports, for which no estimate of costs is yet possible, awards by the Standing Commission on pay comparability cover about 1,760,000 workers. On the basis of the commission's published estimates, its awards will in total cost about £634 million in a full year when all stages are in payment; and on average are expected to increase earnings by about 13.5 per cent.