§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service what Departments and executive agencies do not have a give-as-you-earn payroll scheme; and what proportion of staff have joined schemes that do exist.
§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
I have been asked to reply.
Arrangements exist for individuals to avail themselves of the give-as-you-earn payroll scheme operating at their payroll centres. No central records exist of Departments and agencies which have not joined the schemes and this information could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The information we have indicates that approximately 8,500 staff have contributed some £1.4 million since November 1988.