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NHS Head of IT

Volume 455: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the head of IT for the NHS (a) was paid, (b) received as a bonus and (c) received in pension contributions in each of the last five years for which data are available; and if she will make a statement. (103314)

The Director-General of NHS IT Programme, Mr. Granger, was appointed to his current role on 7 October 2002 on a salary of £250,000. He accepted a very substantial reduction in pay and allowances on joining the Department. His contract provides for an annual increase in salary in line with the revalorisation of senior civil service pay ranges or RPI. While he has no contractual entitlement to performance pay, discretionary bonus payments of around 5 per cent. have been paid in his full years of service. The figures for combined salary and bonuses for earlier years were, since his appointment, as shown below:

Amount (£)

2002-03

250,000

2003-04

257,750

2004-05

274,194

2005-06

282,648

2006-07

292,237

Information about pension arrangements for civil servants can be found on the following website:

http://www.civilservice-pensions.gov.uk/