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Departmental Pay

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in his Department earned a salary over £100,000 in each year since 1997. (243630)

The following table presents the data for the years as requested. Figures for 1997 to 2007 are taken from departmental annual reports. The 2008 figure is taken directly from the Department's payroll system.

In post date (1 April each year)

Number of staff earning a salary over £100,000 on that date

2008

50

2007

50

2006

64

2005

71

2004

56

2003

52

2002

39

2001

30

2000

23

1999

16

1998

12

1997

8

These figures include secondees from the Department out to other organisations but not secondees from external organisations into the Department.