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Court Staff: Regional Pay Rates

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 19 June 2007

30. To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice if she will make a statement on the introduction of regional pay rates for court staff. (143377)

Regional pay is a reality in the economy as a whole-pay variations by location are not new. The system we are introducing offers greater coherence, greater transparency and enables us to target public money most effectively on those areas where there is greatest need. It will allow us to offer competitive salaries to attract and retain staff with the skills we need, where we need them.