Department for Transport: Living Wage

Department for Transport written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) direct employees, (b) agency staff and (c) outsourced staff working for (i) his Department and (ii) agencies of his Department are paid less than the living wage, as defined by the Living Wage Foundation.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

There are no direct employees or agency workers paid less than the Living Wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation in the central Department for Transport, MCA, DVSA and VCA. In DVLA, out of a total headcount of 6032, there are 28 directly employed members of staff on apprenticeship schemes who are paid above the National Living Wage but slightly below the Living Wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation.

We do not hold information on the earnings of outsourced workers.

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