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Volume 886: debated on Monday 17 February 1975

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will list in the Official Report (a) the minimum weekly rate of wages operative on 31st October 1972, and (b) the size and date of any change in such rates, including threshold awards, since that date, for full-time adult men and women covered by the following national agreements: (i) Civil Service—clerical grades, (ii) Civil Service—executive grades, (iii) Civil Service—technical and scientific grades and (iv) Government industrial establishments.

The rates are shown below at the minimum national pay rates in weekly terms for adults aged 21. In the non-industrial Civil Service they are the same for men and women. Also, for non-industrial Civil Service the

Clerical AssistantClerical OfficerExecutive OfficerProfessional and Technology Officer IVAssistant Scientific Officer
31st October 197216·8018·7421·0928·0720·80
1st April 1973 Increase2·152·142·152·142·15
7th November 1973 Increase2·553·265·113·49
1st January 1974 Increase2·252·242·245·132·24
Current Rate23·7526·3830·5935·3428·68
31st October 197219·9018·40
1st July 1973 Increase2·082·48
1st July 1974 Increase2·322·81
Current Rate24·3023·69
31st October 197220·5019·00
1st July 1973 Increase2·132·50
1st July 1974 Increase2·322·83
Current Rate24·9524·33
31st October 197225·9525·95
1st July 1973 Increase2·082·08
1st July 1974 Increase2·382·38
Current Rate30·4130·41

weekly rates for grades other than the clerical assistant grade have been derived from the annual salaries normally quoted. The structure of the pay scales is such that staff who have entered the Civil Service before the age of 21 can at that age be on rates of pay higher than those quoted but the actual rate will vary according to circumstances and age of entry.

All grades quoted receive threshold additions which are not part of the basic salary and which are, therefore, shown separately. In addition, inner and outer London allowances are paid as appropriate to staff serving in these areas. In October 1972 these allowances were £3·35 per week and £1·72 per week, respectively, for non-industrial grades. For the industrial grades up to 6th November 1973 a flat rate of £1·60 per week was payable up to 18 miles from Charing Cross; the rate was increased to £1·96 per week from 7th November 1973. As from 1st April 1974 common rates were introduced for both industrial and non-industrial staff. The current inner and outer London allowances are £7·85 per week and £4·98 per week, respectively.



Cumulative Total



27th May 19741·201·20
24th June 19740·802·00
22nd July 19740·402·40
19th August 19740·402·80
21st October 19740·403·20
18th November 19741·204·40