§ Mrs. Ann Winterton
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the grade, position, and salary of Mr. Richard Turner of the western European department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; how long he has been in post; and what are his responsibilities.
§ Mr. Goodlad
Mr. Turner is a Grade DS7M officer in the diplomatic service. The pay scale for DSM7, as for HEOs in the home civil service, is from £16,000 to £20,218 per annum. Mr. Turner has been the desk officer an responsible for relations with Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands in the western European department since April 1993.