Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 15th October 2012.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the highest paid position is in (a) his Department and (b) his Department's agencies.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

The highest paid positions are

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)—Permanent Under-Secretary

FCO ServicesChief Executive

Wilton Park—Chief Executive

Pay for senior appointments is governed by strict Cabinet Office guidelines which the FCO and her agencies follow.

The information requested is a matter of public record appearing in the Annual Reports and Accounts and in transparency disclosures. Latest details can be found on

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