HC Deb 16 February 1989 vol 147 cc305-6W
Mr. Ingram

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list by region and for Scotland and Wales and by Department the number of established Civil Service posts for each of the following categories:(a) administrative officers, (b) executive officers, (c) higher executive officers, (d) senior executive officers, (e) principal grade 7 and (f) assistant secretary grade 5.

Mr. Brooke

Figures for staff in post in principal Departments by economic planning region are available in table 3 of "Civil Service Statistics 1988", a copy of which is available in the House of Commons Library. More detailed information about staff numbers by grade, region and Department could not be provided without disproportionate cost.

Mr. Leigh

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will make a statement on the pay of Civil Service lawyers at grades 2 and 3.

Mr. Brooke

As indicated by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister's reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Salisbury (Mr. Key) on 19 January at column 263, the Government have consulted the TSRB on the proposals affecting the pay of grades 2 and 3 lawyers in Sir Robert Andrew's report on the Government legal services.

From 1 April 1989, greater use will be made of personal pay points on a selective basis for lawyers at these grades. Awards will be related to lawyers' skills, experience, marketability and value to the Department, taking account of the view of the head of the Government legal service in individual cases. The Government will give further thought, with the TSRB, to the implications for the development of performance pay at grades 2 and 3.

Lawyers in London at grade 3, in common with other grade 3 civil servants, will benefit from the Government's acceptance of the TSRB's recommendation of a London allowance of £2,000.

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