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Departmental Pay

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people in his Department were paid over £100,000 in each year since 1997. (167192)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office publishes a breakdown of the salaries of senior staff in its annual departmental report. In 2007, 0.69 per cent. of the Department’s UK-based staff earned salaries of more than £100,000. The numbers of staff who have earned salaries of more than £100,000 each year since 1997 are:

Number

1997

6

1998

6

1999

8

2000

10

2001

11

2002

16

2003

14

2004

18

2005

28

2006

35

2007

42