HC Deb 27 July 1983 vol 46 c447W
Mr. Best

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what post in the Civil Service is closest to the salary level of £18,500 on 13 June 1983.

Mr. Hayhoe

The Civil Service post with an annual pay rate closest to £18,500 is petroleum specialist grade IV. The national salary scale for that grade has a penultimate point of £18,564. But within the administration group the closest annual rate of pay is £19,089, the penultimate point of the national salary scale currently payable to senior principals. The Goverment took the view that the best and more appropriate way to give effect to the House's decision on 19 June was to relate members salaries to the senior principal scale.

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