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Public Service Employees

Volume 889: debated on Wednesday 26 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the payment of special allowances to public service employees on Scottish islands.

Allowances are currently paid to local authority staff, teachers and some police and civil servants. The possibility of paying an allowance to National Health Service staff is currently under consideration, and the whole basis of the civil servants' distant islands allowance is being reviewed.