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Nhs (Pay)

Volume 115: debated on Tuesday 28 April 1987

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the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what are the average gross earnings of (a) secretarial, (b) clerical staff in the National Health Service in the north west region; and what are the average gross weekly earnings of secretarial and clerical staff (i) in the north west region and (ii) in England;(2) how many

(a) secretarial and (b) clerical workers in the National Health Service in the north west region have gross weekly earnings of (i) more than £120, (ii) between £110 and £120, (iii) between £80 and £100 and (iv) less than £80; and what percentage each category represents.

The information requested is not available centrally. Clerical and secretarial staff are paid on one of the following national pay scales.

Basic pay rate from April 1986
Minimum adult rate (21 or over)Maximum
££
Clerical—routine duties4,1124,954
Clerical—full duties4,1125,628
Higher clerical grade5,4186,556
General administrative assistant6,5568,562
Copy typists/machine operators—normal4,2264,956
Copy typists/machine operators—extended4,2265,377
Shorthand typists—normal4,5085,141
Shorthand typists—extended4,5085,628
Supervisors scale 14,9125,855
Supervisors scale 25,3876,312
In addition to basic pay such staff may receive, where appropriate, London weighting and allowances for secretarial qualifications.