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Departmental Pay

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 11 May 2009, Official Report, column 496W, on departmental pay, who the employers are who are paying less than £7.45 an hour for work contracted out by his Department; what the nature of the work undertaken on each contract is; how many staff at each (a) payband and (b) location are working on each such contract; what the duration of each contract is; and what union recognition agreements are in place with each contractor. (285512)

[holding answer 9 July 2009]: All work contracted out by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, is undertaken at its central offices in London.


Nature of work


Number of staff

Duration of contract

Union recognition

Baxter Storey Ltd.

Front of house and catering

Supervisors—£7.06 per hour


30 September 2009

Employees are not associated with any trade union

Commis Chefs—£6.50 per hour

Hospitality hosts—£6.68 per hour

Kitchen assistants—£6.00 per hour

MITIE Facilities Management


Day janitors—£7.39 per hour


30 September 2009

MITIE recognises any official union their employees choose to join

Out of hours supervisors—£7.00 per hour

Out of hours cleaners—£6.09 per hour