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Nuclear Inspectors

Volume 986: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what contribution is being given to salary increases for the Nuclear Inspectorate so as to match more closely salaries in the electricity industry and improve recruitment of nuclear inspectors.

The establishment of pay levels for civil servants is a function of the Civil Service Department. The most recent pay settlement for the professional and technological group, to which nuclear installation inspectors belong, gave average increases of 18ยท5 per cent with effect from 7 May 1980. The salaries of NI inspectors are determined by negotiation on the Civil Service Pay Research Unit's reports for the P and T group which are based on comparisons with similar jobs outside the Civil Service including organisations within the electricity industry. The CSPRU has started work on this year's round of surveys for implementation on 1 April 1981.Nuclear installations inspectors are included in a job evaluation study of all HSE inspectors, but this study is not yet complete.