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Regional Ministers: Manpower

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 3 March 2008, Official Report, column 2140W, on regional Ministers, what the (a) grade and (b) pay scale is of the staff working for each regional Minister in their regional capacity. (196233)

Departments' and Government Offices' support to their regional Ministers in their regional capacity varies over time. As such the following information should be seen as estimates and, at any point in time, staff beyond those listed here may be engaged in providing support and input to the role of the regional Ministers. These staff are overseen by senior grades in a management capacity.

Pay scales vary between Departments and so are listed in a separate column. Government Offices pay scales are listed as follows.

Departmental Private OfficeGovernment Office

Region

Grades and FTE

Departmental pay scale(s) (£)

Grades and FTE

North East

1.0 Senior/Higher Executive Officer

26,721 to 34,612

0.3 Grade 7

1FTE

0.2 Information Officer

0.2 Higher Executive Officer

0.2 2 Executive Officers

0.1 Administrative Officer

1 FTE

Yorkshire and Humber

1 Higher Executive Officer

29,550 to 34,710

0.5 Higher Executive Officer

1FTE

1.0 Executive Officer

1.5 FTE in total

North West

1.0 Higher Executive Officer1

27,970 to 37,210

1.0 Higher Executive Officer

1FTE

1FTE

East

0.4 Executive Officer

22,130 to 27,850

0.5 Senior Executive Officer

0.4 FTE

1.5 Higher Executive Officer

0.5 Executive Officer

2.5 FTE

East Midlands

1.0 Higher Executive Officer

26,721 to 34,612

0.25 Grade 5

1 FTE

0.5 Grade 7

0.75 Senior Executive Officer

1.0 Higher Executive Officer

0.5 Executive Officer

0.5 Administrator Officer

3.5 FTE

West Midlands

0.2 Grade 7

43,325 to 55,837

0.7 Grade 7

0.2 Executive Officer

20,034 to 24,050

1.0 Higher Executive Officer

0.4 FTE

1.7 FTE

South East

0.5 Higher Executive Officer

28,901 to 33,986

0.5 Grade 6

0.5 FTE

0.2 Grade 7

0.2 Senior Executive Officer

0.3 Higher Executive Officer

0.8 Executive Officer

2 FTE

London

Support for the Minister in her regional capacity is divided between four staff who spend a proportion of their time on regional business

41,923 to 53,762

0.4 Grade 7

Given the nature of the Minister's roles as Minister for the Olympics and London, it is not possible to separate out the amount of time spent by members of the Private Office specifically on regional activities

26,721 to 34,612

0.8 Higher Executive Officer

21,260 to 26,199

0.3 Executive Officer

16,768 to 21,080

1.5 FTE

South West

1.0 Senior Executive Officer

28,723 to 41,991

1 .0 Executive Officer

1FTE

1FTE

1From 7 April 2008

Government Office network pay ranges with effect from 1 August 2007

£

Grade

Minimum

Maximum

AO London

19,624

22,889

PS London

19,624

22,889

AO National

15,185

17,698

SGB1 National

15,185

17,698

PS National

15,185

17,698

AO OL

17,655

21,236

SGB1 OL

17,655

21,236

PSOL

17,655

21,236

EO London

22,819

28,139

SPS London

22,819

28,139

EO National

18,387

22,665

SPS National

18,387

22,665

EO OL

20,880

25,910

SPS OL

20,880

25,910

Mapping and Charting Officer National

22,494

27,731

Research Officer National

22,494

27,731

Mapping and Charting Officer OL

24,363

30,234

Research Officer OL

24,363

30,234

EO Accountant London

26,697

31,842

EO Accountant National

21,579

26,600

EO Accountant OL

24,850

30,837

HEO London

28,475

32,942

HEO National

24,615

28,449

HEO OL

27,026

31,929

HEO Accountant London

33,554

38,514

HEO Auditor London

33,554

38,514

HEO Accountant National

28,441

32,739

HEO Auditor National

28,441

32,739

HEO Accountant OL

30,952

37,397

HEO Auditor OL

30,952

37,397

Higher Scientific Officer London

31,481

36,453

HPTO London

31,481

36,453

Higher Scientific Officer National

29,286

33,885

HPTO National

29,286

33,885

Senior Instructional Officer National

29,286

33,885

Higher Scientific Officer OL

29,978

35,347

HPTO OL

29,978

35,347

Senior Instructional Officer OL

29,978

35,347

Information Officer National

25,935

33,257

SEO London

34,707

40,140

SEO National

30,081

34,771

SEO OL

32,589

38,514

SEO Accountant London

38,570

44,827

SEO Accountant National

33,948

39,491

SEO Auditor National

33,948

39,491

SEO Accountant OL

36,469

43,527

SEO Auditor OL

36,469

43,527

Senior Information Officer London

36,559

41,540

Senior Information Officer National

34,484

39,183

SPTO London

41,017

47,472

Senior Planning Officer London

41,017

47,472

Senior Research Officer London

41,017

47,472

Senior Scientific Officer London

41,017

47,472

SPTO National

37,501

43,385

Senior Planning Officer National

37,501

43,385

Senior Research Officer National

37,501

43,385

Senior Scientific Officer National

37,501

43,385

SPTO OL

38,757

45,702

Senior Planning Officer OL

38,757

45,702

Senior Research Officer OL

38,757

45,702

Senior Scientific Officer OL

38,757

45,702

Grade 7 London

45,550

58,775

Grade 7 Accountant London

45,550

58,775

Grade 7 National

41,071

52,811

Grade 7 Accountant National

41,071

52,811

Grade 7 OL

43,884

57,502

Grade 7 Accountant OL

43,884

57,502

Grade 6 London

54,350

70,643

Grade 6 National

50,282

64,884

Grade 6 OL

53,217

69,730

Grade 5

56,100

116,000

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 3 March 2008, Official Report, columns 2140-42W, to the hon. Member for Taunton (Mr. Browne) on Regional Ministers: manpower, what the pay bands of staff supporting each Minister are. (196458)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the right hon. Member for Maidenhead (Mrs. May) today (PQ 196233).