HC Deb 07 July 1992 vol 211 c97W
Mr. Ian Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many civil servants in his Department are paid at a rate exceeding that of a Cabinet Minister.

Mr. Aitken

The total salary, including reduced parliamentary salary, of most Cabinet Ministers is £63,047. The number of civil servants in the Ministry of Defence whose pay currently exceeds this figure is 12.