Pay

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Labour, Birkenhead

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) direct employees, (b) outsourced workers and (c) agency workers in Executive agencies which report to his Department are paid less than the living wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation.

Photo of Helen Grant Helen Grant The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

DCMS does not have any direct employees who are paid less than the rate defined by the Living Wage Foundation as a living wage.

DCMS is not responsible for setting pay levels for contracted workers. This is a matter for the organisations who employ them. However, we actively encourage employers to ensure that the living wage is paid and we would monitor these when contracts are being negotiated.

We do not hold central records for our arms lengths bodies.

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