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Departmental Pay

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for his Department were in each of the last 12 months; and how many staff were receiving each rate in each of those months. (196444)

The hourly rates paid to employment agencies for agency staff used by the Department varies from agency to agency and is not readily available, and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

The hourly rates paid to staff on fixed term contracts and on temporary contracts for less than 51 weeks in each of the last 12 months could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The following table provides a snapshot of the position in two particular months over the last 12 months.

Hourly rate of pay

Number of staff

March 2007

£17.26

3

£15.82

1

£13.72

1

£11.48

1

£11.32

1

£9.38

1

£7.88

1

£5.51

21

Total

30

February 2008

£18.25

2

£17.79

1

£16.25

1

£14.02

1

£11.87

1

£11.75

1

£11.60

3

£8.23

1

£5.78

15

Total

26