London Weighting

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 25th October 2001.

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Photo of Ms Annabelle Ewing Ms Annabelle Ewing Scottish National Party, Perth

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the total value of London weightings and London living allowances for his Department; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Nick Brown Nick Brown Minister (Department for Work and Pensions) (Work)

The total value of London weightings and London living allowances for the Department for Work and Pensions is £49,737,543.

London weightings and London allowances account for 2 per cent. of the Department's total wage bill. London staff represent 12 per cent. of the total staff in the Department.

These figures are correct as at 31 August 2001.

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