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NHS: Pay

Health 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 Health pursuant to the answer of 10 September 2012, Official Report, column 112W, on NHS: pay, if he will request that the Government Actuary's Department estimate the highest paid position in the NHS based on pension contributions.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Government Actuary's Department does not hold data on individual member contributions.

Its best estimate for the highest paid post in the national health service based on pension contributions is that of a consultant on pensionable pay of £294,530 per annum. The estimate was based on the latest available pension scheme valuation costs for (2009-10) and was provided by the NHS Business Services Authority.

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