Departmental Pay

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for his Department were in each of the last 12 months; and how many staff were receiving each rate in each of those months.

Photo of Shaun Woodward Shaun Woodward The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

The hourly rates paid to employment agencies for agency staff used by the Department varies from agency to agency and is not readily available, and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

The hourly rates paid to staff on fixed term contracts and on temporary contracts for less than 51 weeks in each of the last 12 months could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The following table provides a snapshot of the position in two particular months over the last 12 months.

Hourly rate of pay Number of staff
March 2007 £17.26 3
£15.82 1
£13.72 1
£11.48 1
£11.32 1
£9.38 1
£7.88 1
£5.51 21
Total 30
February 2008 £18.25 2
£17.79 1
£16.25 1
£14.02 1
£11.87 1
£11.75 1
£11.60 3
£8.23 1
£5.78 15
Total 26

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