§ Mr. Ian Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many civil servants in her Department are paid at a rate exceeding that of a Cabinet Minister.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The total salary, including reduced parliamentary salary, of most Cabinet Ministers is £63,047. The number of civil servants in the Department of Employment group whose pay currently exceeds this figure is three.178W
The chairman of the Health and Safety Commission, the chairman of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service and the President of the Central Office of the Industrial Tribunals, Scotland are also paid more than a Cabinet Minister but are not civil servants.