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Departmental Pay

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of his Department's staff are employed within each salary band; what the title and role of each position within each salary band is; and for each salary band what the (a) bonus structure, (b) retirement provision, (c) expenses provision, (d) total expenses incurred in each of the last 10 years, (e) average age of employee, (f) number of (i) women and (ii) men and (g) ethnic composition are. (171401)

The information requested is as follows:

Salary band information as at 31 October 2007

Salary Band

Range B

Range C

Range D

Range E

SCS Payband 1

SCS Payband 2

SCS Payband 3

Permanent Secretary

Number of staff (FTE)

152.63

164.92

395.93

348.62

85.36

18.80

6

2

Posts within HM Treasury are known by ranges and not role titles.

Bonus Structure

Bonuses are paid in two circumstances: performance bonuses are those linked to the annual staff appraisal system; special bonuses are those paid to recognise exceptional performance for specific contributions or pieces of work during the year or situations outside the normal expectations of the post.

Retirement Provision

The retirement age for staff is 65

Expenses Provision

Any expenses necessarily incurred by staff in conducting the business of the Department are reimbursed in accordance with HM Treasury's travel policy.

Total expenses incurred in each of the last 10 years

The information can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Average age, gender breakdown and ethnic composition

This information is published as Civil Service Statistics 2006 on the Government statistics public website

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_labour/2006CivilServiceStatistics.p