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Departmental Staff

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 13 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) women and (b) men are employed in the Department; what the average pay was for (i) women and (ii) men in the Department in (1) 1997 and (2) 2006; what women's average pay is as a percentage of men's average pay; and how many (A) women and (B) men the Department employed in each of the last five years, broken down by grade. (67787)

The information requested is shown in the tables.

Women and men employed by the Department

Grade

Male

Female

Administrative officer (A0)/administrative assistant (AA)

63.0

138.0

Executive officer (EO)

145.4

311.4

Senior executive officer (SEO)/higher executive officer (HEO)

334.1

373.8

Grades 6/7

336.0

311.8

Senior civil servant (SCS) level

132.3

92.1

Total

1,010.8

1,227.1

Average basic pay

£

1997

2006

Women

37,792

Men

43,760

Percentage women’s pay of men’s

86.4

Note:

Information for 1997 is not available.

Women and men employed by the Department, 2002 to 2006

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Grade

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

SCS level

170.4

105.7

164.6

105.7

145.5

92.8

132.3

92.1

Grades 6/7

390.0

347.4

330.8

307.2

282.0

273.9

336.0

311.8

SEO/HE level

478.3

489.5

420.5

461.8

348.4

368.8

334.1

373.8

EO level

211.8

480.2

181.4

428.0

151.1

306.5

145.4

311.4

AO/AA level

169.3

406.7

147.4

298.8

84.8

190.5

63.0

138.0

Unknown

0

0

0

0

3.9

4.0

0

0

Note:

Information for 2002 is not available.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of her private office staff is (a) male, (b) female and (c) disabled. (69223)

In the six ministerial private offices, 37.5 per cent. of the staff are male and 62.5 per cent. are female. The declaration of disability is voluntary and no current staff have declared a disability.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of the staff in her Department is (a) male, (b) female and (c) disabled, broken down by grade. (69224)

The information requested is shown in the table.

Percentage

Responsibility level

Male

Female

Declared disabled

SCS Level

59

41

6

Grade 6/7

52

48

4

SEO/HEO

47

53

5

EO

32

68

8

AO/AA

31

69

11

Total

45

55

6

Note:

Proportions for disabled are based on staff whose disability status is known.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what incentives her Department offers to encourage staff to share vehicles when travelling to work. (72991)

The promotion of car-sharing depends upon the circumstances of the employee site—the majority of departmental staff work in central London and, as such, very few employees drive to work.

Car-sharing is only one of a number of measures which organisations can include in their workplace travel plan to encourage staff to travel more sustainably. The Department promotes the use of public transport by offering interest-free season ticket loans. Loans are also available to purchase bicycles, and departmental buildings offer secure cycle parking and showers.