asked the Prime Minister if she will take steps to ensure that senior civil servants are not offered pay increases for 1982 at a percentage rate higher than that proposed for hon. Members.
The report of the Top Salaries Review Body is under consideration and the Government will announce their conclusions on it in due course. The Government will also be bringing forward proposals on hon. Members' salaries in the near future. The increases appropriate for 1982 will need to be considered in the light of the circumstances of each group.