Equal Pay: Government Departments

House of Lords written question – answered on 19th May 2009.

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Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Shadow Minister (Community Cohesion), Communities and Local Government

To ask Her Majesty's Government what pay gaps there are in respect of gender, race and disability among employees of the Department for Transport.

Photo of Lord Adonis Lord Adonis Minister of State, Department for Transport, Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Details of gender are available from Civil Service Statistics (Table 27) on the following website at www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_labour/ CivilService_tables_2008.xls.

It should be noted that these gaps are caused by the varying gender distribution within the grades in the Department for Transport.

For race and disability please see the tables below, which includes figures for staff who have made a race or disability declaration. This does not include those who have not.

Race Average Salary
White Non-White Pay Gap Percentage Difference
DfT(C) £40,464 £32,761 -£7,703 23.51
VCA £25,087 £26,651 £1,564 -5.87
DVLA £18,913 £19,609 £695 -3.55
VOSA £22,169 £22,091 -£78 0.35
MCA £25,515 £35,276 £9,761 -27.67
DSA £23,845 £22,609 -£1,236 5.47
HA £26,623 £27,347 £724 -2.65
GCDA £32,445 £29,617 -£2,828 9.55
SCS £83,199 £101,399 £18,199 -17.95
Disability Average Salary
Disabled Not Disabled Pay Gap Percentage Difference
DfT(C) £33,657 £39,456 £5,799 -14.70
VCA £24,472 £30,420 £5,948 -19.55
DVLA £16,836 £16,742 -£94 0.56
VOSA £22,787 £22,345 -£442 1.98
MCA £26,460 £26,526 £66 -0.25
DSA £24,445 £23,372 -£1,073 4.59
HA £27,430 £26,111 -£1,319 5.05
GCDA £26,763 £27,343 £580 -2.12
SCS £73,406 £83,149 £9,743 -11.72

The overall pay gap figure is not relevant in the context of equal pay legislation as it does not compare like-for-like work.

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