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Departmental Pay

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost of (a) salaries for permanent Civil Service posts, (b) salaries for permanent non-Civil Service posts and (c) payments to temporary or agency workers in his Department was in each month since May 2005. (199624)

The cost of (a) salaries for permanent civil service posts and (c) payments to temporary or agency workers in the Department for each month since May 2005 are shown in the tables.

We have no permanent non-civil service posts.

(a) Monthly salaries

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

April

1,825,994

1,856,522

1,798,460

May

1,507,322

1,611,615

1,844,678

June

1,722,074

2,061,361

1,935,462

July

1,675,197

1,922,990

2,097,366

August

1,684,675

1,869,716

1,816,795

September

1,631,500

1,826,360

1,822,462

October

1,695,013

1,761,219

1,925,348

November

2,081,117

2,362,426

2,717,239

December

1,910,297

2,044,969

1,901,508

January

1,668,386

1,947,021

1,913,558

February

1,858,986

1,852,777

1,973,384

March

1,935,125

2,063,844

Not yet available

Notes:

1. March 2008 awaiting updates.

2. November each year includes annual pay award and arrears of pay.

3. Figures include all permanent civil servants, Ministers and special advisers.

(c) Monthly temporary/agency costs

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

April

57,522

85,534

191,730

May

53,219

384,378

83,042

June

36,892

226,408

150,263

July

42,155

101,470

73,037

August

47,698

226,436

214,088

September

49,650

119,468

166,293

October

50,117

91,831

372,835

November

53,796

116,008

252,150

December

39,853

58,364

166,612

January

56,428

133,062

182,602

February

148,215

83,283

197,794

March

163,017

103,960

287,909

Notes:

1: Figures are based on monthly transactions before year end adjustments for the Department's statutory accounts.