§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what has been the total saving to the Treasury so far on the non-payment of salaries to those civil servants who have been taking part in industrial disputes; and what amount, on average, each civil servant has lost in salary income.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
I estimate that the total deductions from the pay of those non-industrial civil servants who took part 141W in industrial action between 9 March and 27 March, both dates inclusive, will be more than £8 million. The amount of the deduction for each of the civil servants involved will vary widely, since it depends on current salary and duration of unauthorised absence or absences. An average figure has little significance in these circumstances, but for what it is worth it amounts to some £30 for each civil servant who has taken part.