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Civil Service Long Term Pay Agreement

EDM number 1004 in 1990-91, proposed by Bill Michie on 19/06/1991.

That this House notes the agreement reached between the National Union of Civil and Public Servants and Her Majesty's Treasury in 1989 to establish a pay review body that was designed 'to secure the confidence of the staff that their pay will be determined fairly'; recalls that under the terms of the agreement the Office of Manpower Economics carries out an annual survey of pay settlements in the private sector and that every four years an independent body reviews actual pay levels in the private sector and compares a sample of Civil Service posts with those of a similar responsibility outside; is disturbed to learn that the first of these four yearly surveys showed that civil servants are paid on average 32 per cent. lower than their outside comparators, and is angered to discover that, despite the OME survey showing that increases of at least 9 per cent. are needed to tread water, the Treasury is only offering 7.8 per cent. and in recognition of the weakness of its position has refused to submit its case to arbitration; recognises that the anger amongst civil servants was shown by the overwhelming vote against the offer; and calls for the Government to make the necessary funds available to pay its own workers a decent living wage.

This motion has been signed by a total of 49 MPs.

Bill Michie19/06/1991Sheffield, HeeleyProposed
John McFall19/06/1991DumbartonSeconded
Eddie Loyden19/06/1991Liverpool, GarstonSeconded
Richard Caborn19/06/1991Sheffield CentralSigned
Tony Benn19/06/1991ChesterfieldSigned
Diane Abbott19/06/1991Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Bruce George19/06/1991Walsall SouthSigned
Terry Davis19/06/1991Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Harry Cohen19/06/1991LeytonSigned
Ronald Brown19/06/1991Edinburgh LeithSigned
Nick Brown19/06/1991Newcastle upon Tyne EastSigned
Chris Mullin19/06/1991Sunderland SouthSigned
Jim Marshall19/06/1991Leicester SouthSigned
Calum MacDonald19/06/1991Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
Dennis Skinner19/06/1991BolsoverSigned
Dawn Primarolo19/06/1991Bristol SouthSigned
Gerry Steinberg20/06/1991Durham, City ofSigned
Harry Barnes20/06/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
Win Griffiths20/06/1991BridgendSigned
Irene Adams20/06/1991Paisley NorthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie20/06/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Frank Cook20/06/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Alan Meale20/06/1991MansfieldSigned
Alice Mahon20/06/1991HalifaxSigned
Maria Fyfe20/06/1991Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Tom Cox21/06/1991TootingSigned
Martin Redmond24/06/1991Don ValleySigned
Ernie Ross24/06/1991Dundee WestSigned
John McAllion24/06/1991Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey24/06/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe24/06/1991LeighSigned
Ronnie Campbell25/06/1991Blyth ValleySigned
Roland Boyes25/06/1991Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Norman Hogg25/06/1991Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Peter Hardy25/06/1991WentworthSigned
Terry Patchett26/06/1991Barnsley EastSigned
Austin Mitchell26/06/1991Great GrimsbySigned
Keith Bradley26/06/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Tommy Graham26/06/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Jack Thompson26/06/1991WansbeckSigned
Doug Hoyle27/06/1991Warrington NorthSigned
Dennis Turner27/06/1991Wolverhampton South EastSigned
John Battle02/07/1991Leeds WestSigned
Audrey Wise03/07/1991PrestonSigned
Eric Illsley08/07/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Margaret Ewing08/07/1991MoraySigned
Edward O'Hara15/07/1991Knowsley SouthSigned
Martyn Jones16/07/1991Clwyd South WestSigned
Ken Livingstone14/10/1991Brent EastSigned

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