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Ministry of Justice: Security Guards

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 15th March 2016.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much security guards in his Department are paid.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Home Department, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Security guarding within the Ministry of Justice is typically undertaken by outsourced providers. Where this is the case, rates of pay are determined by their respective employers and not held by the Ministry of Justice. All employers are obligated to pay at least the National Minimum Wage and the new National Living Wage from April 2016.

The Ministry of Justice directly employ security guards at the Royal Courts of Justice. The average hourly rate for guards is £13.73 with averages ranging from between £13.47 - £16.71 per hour. The rate of pay varies with grade. These rates are inclusive of ERNIC and ASLC contributions. Overtime and miscellaneous allowances are in addition to the above rates.

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