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Departments: Pay

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2007, Official Report, column 1552W, on Departments: pay, (1) how many (a) civil servants are on each payscale and (b) consultants are on each banding within the Department’s Commercial Directorate; (154653)

(2) whether the commercial directorate contractor bandings refer to (a) per hour, (b) per day, (c) per week, (d) per month or (e) per annum.

The Commercial Directorate contracts interims for a specified piece of work or time period. The bandings are an internal control tool created by and used solely by the Commercial Directorate and refer to day rates. The number of interims (headcount) by bandings in the Commercial Directorate at 1 October 2007 is shown in the following table.

Number

Band 1

6

Band 2

17

Band 3

67

Band 4

68

Band 5

24

Total

182

The number of civil servants (full-time equivalent) in the Commercial Directorate at 1 October 2007 is shown in the following table.

Number

SCS3

1

SCS1

1

Grade 6

1

Grade 7

2

SEO

1.7

EO

1

Total

7.7