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Clerical Class (Starting Pay)

Volume 464: debated on Monday 2 May 1949

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he is aware of the wide difference between the starting pay of entrants from the First and Second Reviews, Command Paper No. 6567, to the Clerical Class of the Civil Service, which is fixed at the age point 30, £340 per annum, with effect from 1st January, 1946, against those from the schemes of 1948 and 1949 who are temporaries of, broadly, the same age range, given similar establishment to the same class but at age point 25, which is only £300 per annum; and if he will arrange for the later entrants to have the benefit of the higher rate where their age on establishment is 30 years or over.

The special starting pay arrangements were agreed for reconstruction recruitment in order to restore as far as was practicable opportunities lost because of the war, and there are no grounds for extending them to the 1948 and 1949 establishment schemes.