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Departmental Manpower

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of employees in his Department are (a) women and (b) men; and what the average hourly pay of his Department's (i) male employees and (ii) female employees was in the latest period for which figures are available. (287123)

The percentage breakdown by gender in MOJ (excluding the National Offender Management Service) for staff below the SCS is (a) 68.43 per cent. female and (b) 31.57 per cent. male.

Based on data at 1 August 2008, the average hourly pay of these male and female employees, calculated on basic pay only, is:

£

Male

Female

London

15.70

14.79

National

11.44

10.55

National Offender Management Service (NOMS)

The percentage breakdown by gender of the work force directly employed by NOMS, excluding SCS, is (a) 36 per cent. female and (b) 64 per cent. male.

Based on data for June 2009, the average hourly pay of male and female employees in NOMS, calculated on basic pay only is:

(i) £12.72 for male employees;

(ii) £11.33 for female employees.

Senior Civil Service (SCS)

The percentage breakdown by gender for staff in the SCS (includes both MOJ and NOMS) is (a) 36 per cent. female and (b) 64 per cent. male.