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Departmental Pay

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the average pay per hour worked by (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff in his Department in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by pay band. (212497)

The gross rates of pay per hour worked for staff in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) during the financial year 2007-08 are set out in the following table. We do not hold details centrally of actual rates paid to temporary staff by hiring managers. We have therefore provided the minimum rate for this category of staff.

FCO grade

Civil service equivalent

Permanent staff rate (average) (£)

Temporary staff rate (minimum) (£)

Band A

Administrative Assistant, Administrative Officer

9.73

7.84

Band B

Executive Officer

12.22

10.41

Band C

Higher Executive Officer, Senior Executive Officer

16.08

11.58

Band D

Grade 6, Grade 7

24.46

19.73

Senior Management Structure (SMS) Payband 1

Senior Civil Service (SCS) Payband 1

34.96

29.85

SMS Payband 2

SCS Payband 2

47.45

43.42

SMS Payband 3 and 4

SCS Payband 3

68.03

53.19