Rachel Reeves (Leeds West, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many staff of his Department are seconded to the Cabinet Office to work (a) in the Reward, Efficiency and Reform Group and (b) on regional pay issues in (i) 2010-11 and (ii) 2011-12; and how many he plans to assign to each in (A) 2013-14 and (B) 2014-15.
Tim Loughton (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Education; East Worthing and Shoreham, Conservative)
The Department does not have a group entitled Reward Efficiency and Reform Group. I have provided information based on the Department's Pay, Conditions and Transactions Team that are responsible for the Department's pay and reward policy, including regional pay issues.