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Wages And Salaries

Volume 24: debated on Tuesday 25 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will publish in the Official Report as much detailed information as may be readily available, showing for the longest period of time the percentage increases in the salaries on an annual or cumulative basis of all stated public servants, including civil servants, industrial and clerical, judges, health workers, nurses, doctors, dentists, teachers, railway workers, police, firemen, military Service men and hon. Members, taking into account and including latest proposals and awards.

I am informed by the Departments concerned that settlements, including where relevant comparability awards, for the public service groups listed, for this and the two previous pay rounds, led to the average increases in salaries shown in the following table. The four pay increases for teachers in 1979–80 resulted from a comparability award and a separate arbitration award, both of which were staged. Information about the pay of railway workers is a matter for the British Railways Board.

Non Industrial Civil Service18·75 per cent.7·5 per cent.5·9 per cent.
Industrial Civil Service16·9 per cent.7·5 per cent.No offer yet made
Judges(Including the deferred third stage of the 1978 increase updated in April 1979) 23·5 per cent.7·0 per cent.18·6 per cent.
NHS Ancillary workers25·0 per cent.7·8 per cent.On offer 4 per cent.
Nurses25·4 per cent.6·0 per cent.On offer 6·4 per cent.
Doctors and Dentists(Includes 10·7 per cent, from the 1978 award) 31·4 per cent.6·0 per cent.Announced 6·0 per cent.
Teachers—Primary and Secondary—England and Wales9 per cent. +12 per cent. +9 per cent. +2·5 per cent.7·5 per cent.Arbitration award awaited. 3·4 per cent, on offer
Police13·5 per cent.21·3 percent.13·2 percent.
Firemen(Including the third stage of the 1978 agreement) 20·45 per cent.18·8 per cent.10·1 per cent.
Servicemen MPs16·8 per cent. (Including the second stage of the TSRB's recommendation for June 1979) 24·30 per cent.10·3 per cent. (Including the third stage of the TSRB's recommendation for June 1979) 18·7 per cent.6·1 per cent. (Current Government proposal) 4·0 per cent.