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Departmental Pay

Volume 470: debated on Monday 7 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Departmental employees were paid (a) over £60,000 and (b) over £100,000 per annum, inclusive of bonuses, in the most recent financial year for which figures are available. (173102)

The numbers of civilian staff in the Ministry of Defence and its Agencies who received taxable pay (including salary, allowances and bonuses) of over £100,000 in financial year 2006-07 was some 70; the number who received over £60,000 was some 1,175. The nearest equivalent figures for members of the armed forces relates to salary levels including bonuses and specialist pay in the current year, where some 550 armed forces personnel receive salaries in excess of £100,000, and some 6,100 receive salaries in excess of £60,000.