The salaries of the six highest-paid civilian individuals currently employed in the Ministry of Defence, shown in £5,000 bands, are:
£160,000-164,999 x 2.
Four of these salaries, including the top two, are paid to senior fixed-term appointees, who have been recruited from outside the Civil Service for their specific skills which the department does not have. The other two salaries are paid to permanent senior civil servants on standard contracts.
May I also refer my noble friend to the data available at http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/AboutDefence /CorporatePublications/FinancialReports/Salaries/ which, in accordance with the Government's transparency agenda contains details of salaries, in £5,000 bands, of all those at senior civil service pay band two level and above? This year's data are due to be uploaded at the end of November.
A copy of the report will be placed in the Library of the House.