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Civil Service (Pay)

Volume 524: debated on Tuesday 9 March 1954

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if his attention has been drawn to the present financial position of senior civil servants, as shown in an article in the "Financial Times," 2nd February, 1954, a copy of which has been sent to him; and if he will, therefore, pending the findings of the recently- appointed Royal Commission on the Civil Service, extend to the higher administrative grades salary concessions similar to those already granted to principals.

I have received representations to this effect from the staff associations concerned, and I hope to reply to them very shortly.