§ Mr. Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish in HANSARD a table showing the number of persons in his Department who have been refused and granted wage and salary increases, respectively, since the Government's appeal for wage 73W restraint; and why increases have been granted.
NUMBERS AND GRADES EMPLOYED IN THE HOME OFFICE AND PRISON COMMISSION WHO HAVE RECEIVED INCREASES IN SALARY OR WAGES SINCE 29TH OCTOBER, 1957 Grade Number Reason Higher grades on scales with minimum below and maximum above £1,950 per annum. 39 Increase was given on that part of the scale below £1,950 per annum following the general Civil Service economic pay settlement introduced on 1st July, 1957. Children's Department and Probation Branch Inspectors. 72 Agreement reached on long outstanding claim. Assistant (Scientific) 19 Award of the Civil Service Arbitration Tribunal dated 16th October, 1957. Cartographic Draughtsman 1 Award of the Civil Service Arbitration Tribunal dated 31st October, 1957. Various industrial grades 1,298 Agreements reached on Miscellaneous Trades Joint Council for Government Industrial Establishments. Catering and domestic grades 495 Agreements reached with the National Union of General and Municipal Workers and the Transport and General Workers Union. Building operatives 341 Agreements reached on the National Joint Council for the Building Industry and on the Joint Conciliation Committee of the Heating, Ventilating and Domestic Engineering Industry. NOTE.—No other wage or salary increases have been granted or refused since 29th October, 1957 but in December the Civil Service Arbitration Tribunal considered claims on behalf of the grades below and awarded against any increases. 4,874 Prison Officer grades 38 Senior Wireless Technicians The increases claimed had been refused by the Department some months previously.