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Ministry of Defence: Pay

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) mean and (b) median pay was for staff in his Department who were (i) male, (ii) female, (iii) white, (iv) from an ethnic minority background, (v) disabled and (vi) non-disabled in the most recent year for which information is available, broken down by (A) full-time and (B) part-time workers.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

The Civil Service has been publishing mean and median gender pay gaps for each Department since 2008 as part of the annual release of Civil Service Statistics by the Office for National Statistics. The latest gender pay gap data (published in October 2016) can be found on the Office for National Statistics website at:


To meet the Department's obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty, introduced by the Equality Act 2010, to provide information on its workforce, the Department publishes Equal Pay Audits, these can be found on the Gov.uk website at:


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