Civil Service (Equal Pay)

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons on 26th November 1942.

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Photo of Sir Charles Lyle Sir Charles Lyle , Bournemouth

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made any estimate of the annual cost of introducing equal pay in the Civil Service; and the cost of Civil Defence pensions without sex differentiation?

Photo of Mr William Craven-Ellis Mr William Craven-Ellis , Southampton

Is it not possible to have a specified rate for work and for' services so that it can be paid irrespective of sex?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

It would mean a considerable inquiry, and I am reluctant to ask the civil servants concerned to embark upon it at the moment.

Photo of Sir Herbert Butcher Sir Herbert Butcher , Holland with Boston

Has my right hon. Friend consulted the Minister of Labour about paying the rate for the job?