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Essex County Council and Castle Point Borough Council: Pay

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make it his policy to (a) collect information on and (b) publish the value of remuneration packages for (i) the chief executive officer and the five highest paid officers of Castle Point borough council and (ii) the chief executive officer and the 10 highest paid officers of Essex county council in each of the last 10 years. (321180)

The Department does not currently collect or publish information about individual remuneration arrangements for local authority officers. However, the Department has brought forward new regulations to require local authorities to publish detailed salary and remuneration information for senior officers in their Statement of Annual Accounts with effect from 31 March 2010.