Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pay

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 23rd June 2015.

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Photo of Stewart McDonald Stewart McDonald Scottish National Party, Glasgow South

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what timetable she has set for her Department to become a living wage employer.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Defra is already a Living Wage employer in relation to our permanent members of staff who are paid above the Living Wage. I am working with my officials to examine ways to encourage our contractors to pay the Living Wage to their staff as soon as practically possible.

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