HC Deb 21 March 1995 vol 257 c107W
Mr. Sheerman

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the average increase in real terms of civil servants' salaries since 1979.

Mr. Aitken

Between April 1979 and April 1994 civil servants' average earnings increased by 26 per cent. in real terms, based on data from the New Earnings Survey and deflated by the all items retail prices index.