§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Lord President of the Council whether as the Government have agreed to pay up to £3,000 to £4,000 per annum extra salaries to higher-paid civil servants and others in receipt of salaries of up to £20,000 per annum, he will increase the pay of all the House of Commons staffs by 43 per cent.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
No. There are well-established procedures for ensuring that the rates of pay of the staff of the House are linked to the rates of pay of comparable grades in the Civil Service.