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Departmental Manpower

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what percentage of employees in the Leader of the House’s Office are (a) women and (b) men; and what the average hourly pay of (i) male employees and (ii) female employees in that Office was in the latest period for which figures are available. (287120)

The staff in the office of the Leader of the House of Commons are part of the Cabinet Office. Information on what percentage of employees in the Cabinet Office are (a) women and (b) men is published on the Office for National Statistics website and can be found here:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_labour/CivilService_tables_2008.xls#Table35'!A1

The Government’s evidence to the senior salaries review body provides analysis of senior civil service pay levels by gender and can be found here:

http://www.ome.uk.com/downloads/SSRB%2031st%20Report%202009.pdf

For staff below the senior civil service there is no statistical difference in average salaries of male employees and female employees in the Cabinet Office in the same pay band.

Information on Cabinet Office pay bands is published on the Cabinet Office website and can be found here:

http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/about_the_cabinet_office/working_for/paybands.aspx.