§ Ms Lynne
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to her answer of 18 January,Official Report, column 699 on the Employment Service dispute, if she will list the percentage of employees in grades represented by the Civil and Public Services Association who received a pay award for 1995–96 of (a) less than 3.7 per cent. and (b) between 2.7 and 2.9 per cent. 
§ Mr. Forth
Responsibility for the subject of the question has been delegated to the Employment Service agency under its chief executive. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from Mike Fogden to Ms Liz Lynne, dated 19 February 1996:The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question about the current trade dispute within the Employment Service; responsibility for pay bargaining was delegated to the Agency in January 1994.Further to my letter to Frank Field MP, a more detailed breakdown of the percentage increases received by people in grades represented by the Civil and Public Services Association is as follows:Based on the salary levels in payment at the time the awards were paid: a) 38% received an award of less than 3.7%; b) 35% received an award of between 2.7 and 2.9%.I hope that this is helpful.