§ Mr. Willie W. Hamilton
asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing present salaries of all those officers of the House of Commons and the House of Lords who will receive increases following acceptance of the Top Salaries Review Board proposals, showing the increases in each case.
§ Mr. Biffen
The present salaries of those officers of the House of Commons and the House of Lords who correspond to Civil Service Grades 1, 2 and 3 are as follows:
Department/Staff Present salary £ Corresponding Civil Service grade House of Lords Clerk of the Parliaments* 45,500 Grade 1 Clerk Assistant* Counsel to Chairman of Committees 36,500 Grade 2
Department/Staff Present salary £ Corresponding Civil Service grade Second Counsel to Chairman of Committees, Reading Clerk, Principal Clerks (3) 30,865 Grade 3 Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod 29,095 Grade 3 House of Commons 2 Speaker's Counsel 30,865 Grade 3 Clerk of the House* 45,500 Grade 1 Clerk Assistant* 36,500 Grade 2 Clerk of Committees* 36,500 Grade 2 6 Principal Clerks Grade 1 30,865 Grade 3 Serjeant at Arms 30,865 Grade 3 Librarian 30,865 Grade 3 Head of Administration Department 30,865 Grade 3
All salaries shown include £1,365 p.a. inner London weighting except those marked *.
The Treasury is currently promulgating the revised salaries for these grades and information will be available on request from the Libraries of both Houses in due course. Implementation of a Civil Service pay award for House of Commons staff would be made automatically under pay linkage arrangements agreed in 1954; formal authorisation of rates of pay for Officers of the House of Lords is a matter for the House of Lords Offices Committee.