§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will publish in the Official Report a detailed list giving the number of persons in his Department who were, on 1st November 1977, in receipt of salaries of £135 or more per week; how long they have received such salaries; and what were their designations or gradings.
§ Mr. Eadie
The number of employees in this Department who were, on 1st November 1977, receiving salaries of £135 or more per week was 239. Of this number, 137 were administrative grades and the remainder were in the scientific, professional and technology grades. Information on the length of time they have received such salaries cannot be provided without incurring disproportionate expenditure.