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Her Majesty's Stationery Office

Volume 929: debated on Wednesday 6 April 1977

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will itemise the causes of the increase in Her Majesty's Stationery Office wage costs from £15·9 million in 1973–74 to an estimated £30·3 million in the current financial year.

The principal causes of the increase in HMSO salaries and wages costs between 1973–74 and 1976–77 were:

  • (a) Pay settlements during the period;
  • (b) Staff increases stemming from various causes, notably the extension of double-shift working to enhance plant productivity on telephone directory production—about 100 staff;
  • (c) Increases in payments of employer's contributions to national insurance.