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House of Commons Commission written question – answered on 16th April 2002.

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Photo of Sandra Gidley Sandra Gidley Liberal Democrat, Romsey

To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many staff there were in the House of Commons broken down by (a) salary grade, (b) ethnic background and (c) sex in each of the last five years.

Photo of Mr Archy Kirkwood Mr Archy Kirkwood Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

holding answer 10 April 2002

The Commission currently employs 1,717 individual members of staff (including part timers). Of these, 1,446—over 84 per cent.—have completed monitoring forms. The tables show the figures for each category of staff, broken down by pay band, ethnic background and sex. The figures are for individual staff in post as at 31 March in each year.

Ethnic monitoring by pay band as at 31 March 2002
Pay band White Asian/ Other Black Not stated
Senior Commons Service 76 (6) (6) 5
A 161 (6) (6) 18
B 251 6 5 39
C 239 13 8 32
D 265 10 19 99
E 38 5 23 11
Refreshment Pay Group 173 25 70 53
Works Pay Group 46 (6) 5 14
Gender monitoring by pay band as at 31 March 2002
Pay band Male Female
Senior Commons Service 68 15
A 93 88
B 159 142
C 129 163
D 198 195
E 10 67
Refreshment Pay Group 185 136
Works Pay Group 69 (6)
Ethnic monitoring by pay band as at 31 March 2001
Pay band White Asian/ Other Black Not stated
Senior Commons Service 78 (6) (6) 2
A 165 (6) (6) 6
B 259 7 (6) 23
C 247 13 7 26
D 261 12 16 52
E 40 5 19 6
Refreshment Pay Group 180 23 74 48
Works Pay Group 46 (6) 5 15
Gender monitoring by pay band as at 31 March 2001
Pay band Male Female
Senior Commons Service 67 15
A 91 82
B 158 135
C 136 157
D 172 169
E 10 60
Refreshment Pay Group 187 138
Works Pay Group 70 (6)
Ethnic monitoring by pay band as at 31 March 2000
Pay band White Asian/ Other Black Not stated
Senior Commons Service 78 (6) (6) 3
A 169 (6) (6) 7
B 257 8 (6) 21
C 244 11 7 17
D 252 11 12 54
E 39 (6) 18 5
Refreshment Pay Group 141 16 60 60
Works Pay Group 48 (6) 5 16
Gender monitoring by pay band as at 31 March 2000
Pay band Male Female
Senior Commons Service 67 16
A 96 82
B 153 137
C 126 153
D 160 169
E 7 57
Refreshment Pay Group 153 124
Works Pay Group 73 (6)
Ethnic monitoring by pay band as at 31 March 1999
Pay band White Asian/ Other Black Not stated
Senior Commons Service 80 (6) (6) 3
A 169 (6) (6) 6
B 259 7 (6) 19
C 243 10 8 20
D 221 8 12 63
E 43 (6) 17 6
Refreshment Pay Group 144 18 56 72
Works Pay Group 53 5 5 16
Gender monitoring by pay band as at 31 March 1999
Pay band Male Female
Senior Commons Service 69 16
A 91 85
B 152 137
C 120 161
D 147 157
E 11 57
Refreshment Pay Group 159 131
Works Pay Group 79 (6)
Ethnic monitoring by pay band as at 31 March 1998
Pay band White Asian/ Other Black Not stated
Senior Commons Service 80 (6) (6) 4
A 167 (6) (6) 5
B 249 8 (6) 20
C 238 9 7 20
D 204 15 11 51
E 50 9 16 13
Refreshment Pay Group 144 6 52 73
Works Pay Group 61 (6) 6 17
Gender monitoring by pay band as at 31 March 1998
Pay band Male Female
Senior Commons Service 71 15
A 89 84
B 152 128
C 122 152
D 21 132
E 71 60
Refreshment Pay Group 155 129
Works Pay Group 88 (6)

(6) Indicates numbers of fewer than five in a particular category; in such cases, detailed figures are not given to prevent individuals being readily identified.

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