§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Minister for the Civil Service which categories of industrial civil servants have incremental salary scales; and what proportion of industrial civil servants is on such scales.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
Industrial civil servants do not have incremental salary scales. During apprenticeship and other formal periods of initial training, pay is increased annually in step with the increasing value of the contribution made by the trainee to the organisation.
The proportion of industrial civil servants engaged in formal training is approximately 6 per cent.