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Ministers: Pay

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Prime Minister (1) what criteria are used to determine which Ministers receive ministerial salaries and which Ministers receive no salary; and if he will make a statement; (257241)

(2) what percentage of Government Ministers who are unpaid are (a) male and (b) female; and if he will make a statement.

Details of which Ministers are unpaid are a matter of public record and can be found in the Ministerial Appointments press notices issued by my Office. Copies are available in the Library of the House and are also available on the No. 10 website:

http://www.number10.gov.uk/news/press-notices

All ministerial salaries are paid in accordance with the “Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1975”.