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Departmental Pay

Volume 495: debated on Wednesday 1 July 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which (a) sections of his Department and (b) non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible have requested money saved from efficiency savings to be used for increased pay in their 2009 pay offers to staff. (282536)

[holding answer 26 June 2009]: The HMT Civil Service Pay Guidance 2009-10 provided the flexibility for organisations covered by this guidance to seek agreement to using efficiency savings to fund workforce reform as part of their pay remit in 2009. The deadline for making such requests was 30 May 2009. The former Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) and the former Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) have not requested agreement to using efficiency savings to fund their pay remits in 2009. None of the Agencies or NDPBs sponsored by either the former BERR or DIUS has requested agreement to use efficiency savings to fund their pay remits in 2009.