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 Culture, Media and Sport.

Photo of Lord Carter of Barnes Lord Carter of Barnes Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Culture, Media & Sport, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Communications, Technology and Broadcasting) (also Department for Culture, Media and Sport), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Communications, Technology, and Broadcasting) (also in the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform)

Pay gaps by gender for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport are published in the Civil Service Statistics, and are set out below.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport Median Earnings Mean Earnings
Male Female % Diff Male Female % Diff
32,130 27,600 14.1 37,640 30,920 17.9

The equal pay audit conducted by the department in 2007 found that determining pay gaps by ethnicity and disability was limited due to the small sample sizes available for both groups, and no firm findings could be inferred.

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