§ Mr. Biffen
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what pay settlements have been concluded concerning university technicians since the notification of the claim by the Association of Scientific and Managerial Staff on 29th November; and what percentage increases in productivity, earnings and rates arise from these settlements.
§ Mrs. Shirley Williams
Agreement has been reached on a 7 per cent. increase from 1st April, 1969. This includes an element in anticipation of improvements in efficiency expected to result from a job evaluation exercise to be undertaken by the manpower and productivity service of the Department of Employment and Productivity. Any further increase justified as a consequence of this exercise will be effective from the same date.