To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many (a) civil servants and (b) other public sector employees now have gross salaries of £50,000 or more per annum. 
The information available centrally covers 96 per cent. of the home civil service. Of these, on 1 April 1995 some 1,800 staff or 0.4 per cent. were in receipt of a full-time equivalent gross salary in excess of £50,000 per annum. Information for other public sector employees is not available centrally.