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|
|Higher clerical grade||5,418||6,556|
|General administrative assistant||6,556||8,562|
|Copy typists/machine operators—normal||4,226||4,956|
|Copy typists/machine operators—extended||4,226||5,377|
|Supervisors scale 1||4,912||5,855|
|Supervisors scale 2||5,387||6,312|