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Departmental Manpower

Volume 491: debated on Monday 20 April 2009

To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners how many people the Church Commissioners employ directly; and at what annual salary cost. (268804)

The Church Commissioners are a joint employer of most staff of the National Church Institutions. They also employ staff engaged in local property management.

In 2007, the last year for which fully audited figures are available, the number of staff for which the Commissioners were the managing employer averaged 174, at a salary cost of £4 million (not including employer’s national insurance and pension contributions).