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Middle East: Peace Negotiations

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the grade and salary range was of each member of his Department’s staff seconded to support the Quartet Middle East Envoy in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008; how many such staff at each grade and salary range will be so seconded in 2009; how much his Department spent on such staff in (i) 2007 and (ii) 2008; and if he will make a statement. (248783)

The Department for International Development (DFID) seconded one member of staff to the Office of the Quartet Representative in Jerusalem to provide expert governance analysis. The secondment began in August 2007 and will finish in January 2010. The post is DFID grade A1. The salary range for the post for 2007-08 was £53,490 to £64,925 and for 2008-09 is £55,814 to £66,873.

The total amount spent on the secondment (including salary and support costs) in 2007-08 was £107,228. In 2008-09 we expect costs to be £190,549.