§ 39. Mr. Robert Taylor
asked the Minister for the Civil Service when he will be in a position to make a statement on the pay claim of scientists in the Civil Service; and if he intends to await a report by the Pay Board before taking action.
§ Mr. Tim Renton
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what action he is proposing to take regarding the decline in the financial status of Government scientists relative to their colleagues and counterparts in the administrative and executive groups of the Civil Service.
§ Mr. Sheldon
I would refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for West Lothian (Mr. Dalyell) and others yesterday.—[Vol. 870, c. 658–61.]