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Senior Civil Servants

Volume 884: debated on Wednesday 22 January 1975

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will list the average earnings of people employed in the Civil Service as Permanent Secretaries, Second Permanent Secretaries, Deputy Secretaries, Under-Secretaries, and Assistant Secretaries or the equivalent grades, respectively, in 1974, 1973, 1972, 1970, 1964 and 1954; and if he will express these in terms of 1954 prices and 1954 average industrial earnings, respectively.

Tables A, B and C show in the form requested gross earnings for men in Inner London for the grades from Permanent Secretary to Under-Secretary. Information on average

TABLE A
AVERAGE EARNINGS
197419731972197019641954
££££££
Permanent Secretary16,43215,93815,75010,8508,2854,500
Second Permanent Secretary15,43214,93814,75010,2257,785
Deputy Secretary11,18210,68810,5007,5755,8853,250
Under Secretary9,4468,6218,4256,3804,7852,600
TABLE B
AVERAGE EARNINGS ADJUSTED FOR MOVEMENTS IN RETAIL PRICES SINCE 1954
197419731972197019641954
££££££
Permanent Secretary6,4527,2627,8296,3236,3254,500
Second Permanent Secretary6,0596,8067,3325,9595,943
Deputy Secretary4,3904,8705,2194,4144,4933,250
Under Secretary3,7093,9284,1883,7183,6532,600
TABLE C
AVERAGE EARNINGS ADJUSTED FOR MOVEMENTS IN INDUSTRIAL EARNINGS SINCE 1954
197419731972197019641954
££££££
Permanent Secretary*4,0734,6163,9824,7084,500
Second Permanent Secretary*3,8174,3233,7534,424
Deputy Secretary*2,7313,0772,7803,3443,250
Under Secretary*2,2032,4692,3412,7192,600
* Not available.
TABLE D
AVAILABLE INFORMATION ON ASSISTANT SECRETARIES AND EQUIVALENT GRADES
197219731974
£££
Average Earnings6,5856,7108,060
Adjusted as in Table B3,2733,0573,165
Adjusted as in Table C1,9301,714*
* Not available.

asked the Minister for the Civil Service what was the number of people employed in the Civil Service as Permanent Secretaries, Second Permanent Secretaries, Deputy Secretaries, Under-Secretaries, and Assistant Secretaries or

Grade Level1955*19641970197219731974
Permanent Secretary362927242224
Second Permanent Secretary410131819
Deputy Secretary8090119124141144
Under Secretary275290426482518527
Assistant Secretary†N.A.2,0432,4922,6502,7932,952
* Figures for 1954 not readily available.
† Assistant Secretaries and Equivalents in the main General Service Classes only.

earnings of Assistant Secretaries and equivalent grades is not readily available for the years 1954, 1964 and 1970 and could be supplied only at disproportionate cost. For these grades Table D shows estimates of average annual earnings in later years, excluding London weighting and other allowances, and expresses them in 1954 terms in the same way.

the equivalent grades, respectively, in 1974, 1973, 1972, 1970, 1964 and 1954.

The available information, based on Estimates provision for the Home Civil Service, at 1st April in each year, is as follows: