§ Mr. Rhodes James
asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he proposes to publish the recommendations of the Pay Research Unit's consideration of salaries and wages in the Civil Service; whether the membership of the unit will be made public; and if he will make a statement on these matters before the Christmas Adjournment.
§ Mr. Charles R. Morris:
The Civil Service Pay Research Unit does not make recommendations about salaries and wage in the Civil Service. Its role is strictly confined to fact-finding surveys to establish comparisons between individual Jobs 564W industries, respectively, in the most recent annual period for which figures are avail-able; and what the comparable figures were in each of the previous five years.
§ Dr. Gilbert:
Ford cars purchased by the Ministry of Defence include the requirements of non-Exchequer bodies as well as other Government Departments. Details are as follows:
annual period for which figures are avail-able; and what were the comparable figures in each of the previous five years.
§ Dr. Gilbert:
Cars purchased by the Ministry of Defence include the requirements of non-Exchequer bodies as well as other Government Departments. Details are as follows:
inside and outside the Civil Service, and to report the actual rates of pay and other conditions of service of the analogous jobs outside the Service. The unit's survey reports are confidential to the negotiating parties. For further detail about the unit's work I refer the hon. Gentleman to a memorandum by the Civil Service Department on pay determination in the non-industrial Civil Service published in the minutes of evidence of the Expenditure Committee, General Sub-Committee, for Thursday 3rd February 1977, and to the 1977 Civil Service pay agreement, a copy of which is in the Library of the House. The independent Pay Research Unit Board, established following that agreement, will publish its first annual report on the work of the unit in due course. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister announced the membership of the Board in this House on l0th May 1978. I see no need for a further statement.