§ Mr. Adam Butler
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many staff employed in local government on incremental salary scales have received increases over and above the £6 pay limit in the past year.
§ Mr. John Silkin
Paragraph 4 of the Annex to the White Paper "The Attack on Inflation" (Cmnd 6151) states that already established incremental and wagefor-age scales are payable provided this does not raise the overall wage bill by more than £6 per head. I understand the 399W appropriate local government negotiating bodies are satisfied the requirements of the policy set out in the White Paper have been met and that, therefore, no deduction should be made from the £6 a week increases negotiated for the various groups of local government employees.