Primary Care Trusts: Pay

Health written question – answered on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many chief executives of primary care trusts (PCT) received recruitment and retention premia of 30 per cent. of salary in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2005-06; what definition he uses of additional duties of a PCT chief executive; how many PCT chief executives received additional duties payment in (i) 2007-08 and (ii) 2005-06; and whether chief executives of PCTs were paid bonuses other than recruitment and retention payments or additional duties payments in (A) 2007-08 and (B) 2005-06.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

Information on the pay of chief executives in primary care trusts (PCTs) would normally be collected after the conclusion of the reporting year. We, therefore, do not yet have information for 2007-08.

In 2005-06 chief executives in PCTs were on local contracts prior to the introduction of national pay arrangements in July 2006, and therefore we do not have information on their pay centrally.

Additional duties for PCT chief executives are defined as

"significant responsibilities outside their core role".

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