asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the fact that after nine years of self-administration reductions effected in the Civil Service have resulted in a considerable increase on basic pay, he will state how long such automatic increase in cost, apart from numbers, of the Civil Service will continue; and what net saving, after covering them, will the programme of reductions in all departments and grades produce towards meeting the automatic increases under other heads of future budgets.
The net result on the charge for salaries throughout the Civil Service of incremental increases on the one hand and of retirement on the other could only be ascertained at a disproportionate expenditure of time and labour. But the following figures may he of interest to the hon. and gallant Member:—
|Year.||Average number employed (excluding Industrial Staffs and outstation Staffs of the Service Departments).||Total cost of salaries plus bonus of Stan's in Column S.|