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Departmental Pay

Volume 403: debated on Monday 7 April 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made with the pay review in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible, with particular reference to the gender pay gap; and if he will make a statement. [106753]

The Chancellor's Departments, agencies and non-departmental public bodies are committed to reviewing their pay systems in response to the Equal Opportunities Commission Task Force "Just Pay" report. Their progress in reviewing pay systems and preparing action plans in line with the guidance issued by the Cabinet Office is as follows:

HM Customs and Excise and Inland Revenue have completed pay reviews.
The Debt Management Office, the Office of Government Commerce, the Government Actuary's Department, the Royal Mint. National Savings and Investments, and the Valuation Office Agency will complete their pay reviews by the end of April.
HM Treasury's equal pay review is progressing and the Office for National Statistics expects to report by the end of May.