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Departmental Manpower

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 24th January 2011.

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Photo of Barry Gardiner Barry Gardiner Labour, Brent North

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) total and (b) annual average salary was of staff employed on fixed-term contracts in her Department in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The information requested is detailed as follows:

Core DEFRA, Animal Health (AH) and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD)

Core DEFRA, Animal Health and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate operate the same pay and conditions and, therefore, the information has been merged.

(a) The total (annualised) salary of those staff on fixed-term appointments (FTA) within core DEFRA, AH and VMD, as at 31 December 2010, is within £1,731,797.

(b) The average salary of FTAs within core DEFRA, AH and VMD as at 31 December 2010 is £36,846.74.

The Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS)

(a) The total (annualised) salary of those staff on fixed-term appointments (FTA) within CEFAS, as at 31 December 2010, is £704,574.

(b) The average salary of FTAs within CEFAS as at 31 December 2010 is £20,130.69.

The Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera)

(a) The total (annualised) salary paid to fixed-term appointments (FTA) within Fera as at 31 December 2010 is £576,994.

(b) The average salary of FTAs within Fera as at 31 December 2010 is £21,090.

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA)

(a) The total (annualised) salary paid to fixed-term appointments (FTA) within the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) as at 1 January 2011 is £1,222,704.

(b) The average salary of FTAs within RPA as at 1 January 2011 is £25,473.

The Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA)

(a) The total (annualised) salary of those staff on fixed-term appointments (FTA) within VLA, as at 31 December 2010, is £652,702.

(b) The average salary of FTAs within VLA as at 31 December 2010 is £24,174.15.

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