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Bermuda (Civil Servants, Salaries)

Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 7 May 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the high cost of living in Bermuda, consideration will be given to some increase in the present colonial allowances which have not been altered since 1945.

The salaries paid to civil servants in Bermuda were reviewed last year by a joint committee of the Legislature. New scales of salary were introduced on 1st January last, and the bonus and subsistence allowances formerly paid were abandoned. I understand that in fixing the new scales the high cost of living was taken into account.