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Departmental Pay

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for her Department and its agencies were in each of the last 12 months; and how many staff were receiving each rate in each of those months. (196455)

There are a number of categories of workers which might be considered as non-permanent.

Some of staff our staff are employed on fixed term contracts and are considered as Departmental employees under the standard Office for National Statistics definitions. The following table shows the numbers of such staff for each month at the different rates of hourly pay.

Bands defined by hourly rates of pay

Civil Service Grade

Industrial grades

AA

AO

EO

HEO

SEO

Grade 7

Grade 6

Other

Min (£)

6.55

5.65

6.00

7.88

10.65

13.00

17.54

17.54

25.70

Max (£)

10.26

9.07

10.80

13.79

17.57

21.65

26.80

32.22

71.96

Number employed each month (full-time equivalent basis)

Civil Service Grade

Industrial grades

AA

AO

EO

HEO

SEO

Grade 7

Grade 6

Other

29 February 2008

6

1

36

23

21.4

13

12

4

14.61

31 January 2008

7

1

37

19

21

11

11

5

14.2

31 December 2007

8

1

39

20

19.6

11

13

6

10.5

30 November 2007

8

1

40

18

19.6

11.6

13

6

14.2

31 October 2007

8

1

41

19

20.6

4.6

11

5

12

30 September 2007

8

1

44

19.83

17.6

3.6

11

5

11.8

31 August 2007

8

1

47

19.83

15.6

3.6

11

5

10.8

31 July 2007

8

1

47

22.11

16.6

2.6

12

5

11.8

30 June 2007

8

1

41

19.83

14.6

2

12

5

11.8

31 May 2007

8

1

40

17.83

15.6

2

14

5

12.8

30 April 2007

8

1

34

18.83

13

3

13

4

13.8

31 March 2007

7

1

28

18

15

4

14

4

13.8

These figures include Communities and Local Government staff who work in the Government Office network and the Department’s executive agencies, apart from the Planning Inspectorate for whom figures were not available.

The Department also makes use of temporary staff from employment agencies. Such staff are not paid from the Departmental payroll and as such are not classified as Departmental employees under the standard Office for National Statistics definitions. As 29 February there was 237 such temporary staff employed by the Department and its executive agencies. This figure excludes the Government Office network and the Planning Inspectorate for whom the information was not available in the required format. The hourly rates of these staff cannot be provided except at disproportionate cost.