§ Mr. Hordern
asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will publish the trades, comparisons, and kinds of business used by the Pay Research Unit in arriving at its recommendations for pay comparability in the Civil Service; and whether, in addition to such comparisons, an allowance was made for an increase in the cost of living.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
The report of the Civil Service Pay Research Unit board and the Civil Service Pay Research Unit, 1980, lists at appendix 11 organisations participating in the 1979–80 pay research surveys. A copy of the report is available in the Library. Cost of living increases between the outside organisations' settlement dates and the operative date for the Civil Service are taken into account in the pay research process.