HC Deb 28 June 1988 vol 136 c180W
Mr. John M. Taylor

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the current state of relations between the Crown employer and the Civil Service trades unions.

Mr. Brooke

Pay settlements for 1988 have recently been reached with the two largest Civil Service unions, the CPSA and NUCPS, and discussions have begun with both unions on longer-term arrangements for settling pay, with a view to reaching agreement by the end of this year. Formal agreements on long-term pay arrangements have already been concluded with other Civil Service unions. Discussions and negotiations with the unions continue in accordance with normal arrangements on a range of other matters.