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Departmental Pay

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make it his policy that temporary and permanent employees of his Department employed at the same grade receive the same hourly rate of pay. (248416)

The policy at the Department for International Development (DFID) is for all employees whether they are on permanent or temporary contracts to be treated the same in terms of pay. However, as each grade has an associated pay range with minimum and maximum pay points, all employees in the same grade, whatever their contractual status, will not necessarily be paid at the same hourly rate.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much has been spent by his Department on staff reward and recognition schemes in each of the last three years. (248708)

The Department for International Development (DFID) does not operate staff award and recognition schemes outside of performance related pay.