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House of Commons Hansard
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23 March 2010
Volume 508
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To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average rate of change was in (a) private and (b) public sector pay, including bonuses, in the last 36 months. [322889]

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The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated March 2010:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking what the average rate of change was in (a) private and (b) public sector pay growth including bonuses in the last 36 months (322889).

Estimates of rates of change in pay growth are produced from the Office for National Statistics' average weekly earnings indicators. The average annual rate of change of pay including bonuses over the last 36 months, covering the period from February 2007 through January 2010, was:

(a) Private Sector: 2.5 per cent

(b) Public Sector: 3.4 per cent

The estimates have been seasonally adjusted. Please note that the January 2010 estimate is provisional and may be subject to revision.