§ Mr. Wrigglesworth
asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will publish details of the scheme for giving personal incentives to individual civil servants outside the grading and incremental structure at present in existence; when he expects to implement the scheme; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Channon
The pay research unit has been asked to undertake a study of the practice in outside organisations on88W relating pay to performance. This is for levels below those equivalent to the most senior civil servants. Its report is expected at the end of this year.
Ways of rewarding merit for the most senior civil servants are also under consideration but no decisions have been taken. I have written to the Council of Civil Service Unions on these topics and held a preliminary meeting with it last week.