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Departmental Pay

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when (a) the pay increases for the 2007 pay round were paid, (b) the race impact assessments of the 2007 pay deal were completed and (c) the race impact assessments were made available to the recognised trade unions in relation to each of her Department's bargaining units. (190270)

[holding answer 25 February 2008]: The following table gives details of when the 2007 pay increases for each of the bargaining units within the Department were made and indicates the current position with regard to the race impact assessments applicable to these.

2007 Pay increase paid

2007 Race impact assessment completed

Race impact assessments made available to the TUS

Department for Transport (Centre)

The increase was paid in November 2007 backdated to 1 August 2007

A draft impact assessment was produced in November 2007. This will form part of an overall Equality Impact Assessment to be completed by March 2008

The assessment will be shared with the TUS on completion.

HA

The increase was paid in January 2008 and was backdated to 1 August 2007

An assessment has just commenced

An assessment has just commenced

DVLA

The increase was paid in November 2007 backdated to 1 August 2007

An assessment has not yet been completed

An assessment has not yet been completed

VOSA

The increase was paid in January 2008 and was backdated to 1 August 2007

An assessment has not yet been completed. This will be incorporated into an Equal Pay Audit in April 2008

An assessment has not yet been completed. This will be incorporated into an Equal Pay Audit in April 2008

VGA

The increase was paid in August 2007

Equality impact are an ongoing part of the pay round process

Assessments are shared with the TUS as part of the pay round process

MCA

The increase was paid in February 2008 and was backdated to 1 August 2007

An assessment has not yet been completed

An assessment has not yet been completed

GCDA

The increase was paid in April 2007.

An impact assessment was completed in May 2007.

The assessment was shared with the TUS in July 2007.

DSA

The increase was paid in December 2007

An impact assessment is being prepared.

An impact assessment is being prepared.