Government Departments: Salaries

House of Lords written question – answered on 16th March 2011.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants in the Department for Communities and Local Government earn over £100,000 per year; and whether they propose to subject the appointments to those posts to parliamentary scrutiny.

Photo of Baroness Hanham Baroness Hanham The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

As at 28 February 2011, 15 civil servants in the Department for Communities and Local Government earned over £100,000 per year.

Any appointments to salaries greater than £142,500 are subject to approval from the Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

As I outlined in my Answer of 15 February (Hansard, col. WA 137) my department is taking a series of steps to increase transparency on senior salaries, which will facilitate scrutiny by Parliament, press and the public.

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