§ Mr. Strang
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will provide the following information on Civil Service earnings broken down as far as possible between men and women and different occupational groups (i) mean, quartile and median figures for gross hourly and weekly adult earnings and (ii) numbers of employees with gross earnings below (a) £85 per week/£2.12 per hour and (b) £90 per week/£2.25 per hour; and if he will provide the above information for the following specific occupational groups within the Civil Service (w) cleaners, (x) messengers, (y) security staff and (z) telephonists.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
The following figures relate to the national annual rates of pay arising out of the recent agreement on pay between the Treasury and the negotiating team representing the Council of Civil Service Unions. These new rates will be with effect from 1 April 1983 but payment will not be authorised until the constituent unions have confirmed their acceptance. No detailed figures are available on the current average earnings of civil servants and it is not possible to give separate figures for men and women.