HC Deb 16 July 1997 vol 298 c170W
Mr. Öpik

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what will be the percentage increase in pay in 1997–98 for each grade of civil servant. [8430]

Mr. Kilfoyle

The information you request is not available.

For the Senior Civil Service, staff will receive increases between 0 per cent. and 10 per cent. depending on performance. The majority will receive increases of between 2.75 per cent. and 5.24 per cent. These awards will be staged, with a maximum of 2 per cent. payable from 1 April 1997 and the balance payable on 1 December 1997.

Since 1 April 1996, all government departments and agencies have had delegated responsibility for their own pay and grading arrangements for staff outside the Senior Civil Service. Thus it is no longer the case that single rates for individual grades apply across the Civil Service as a whole. Some information on the salaries of civil servants by their responsibility level is published annually in Civil Service Statistics, but this is not yet available for 1997–98.