§ Mrs. Dunwoody
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when staff in his Department are due to receive their 1994 pay awards; when staff employed in the Driving Standards Agency and the Vehicle Inspectorate are due to receive their 1994 pay awards; and if he will make a statement.
Numbers of coastguard grades Grade 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 Coastguard Officer 385 390 385 377 381 Station Officer 57 50 49 56 48 District Officer 26 24 24 25 26 Inspector 7 7 7 10 10 Principal Inspector 8 8 8 8 7 Chief Coastguard 1 1 1 1 1 Totals 1484 1480 1474 1477 2473 1 As at 31 December. 2 As at 14 July 1994.
§ Mr. Key
The pay of staff in most parts of the Department of Transport is negotiated centrally. The 1994 pay award to staff in grades represented by the Civil and Public Services Association has been agreed and will be paid at the end of August. The settlement for staff in grades represented by the National Union of Civil and Public Servants is expected shortly. The two other main groups of staff have a later settlement date. Performance pay increases are handled separately.
Three of the Department's agencies—the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, the Driving Standards Agency and the Vehicle Inspectorate—bargain on pay directly with staff representatives. Pay negotiations between the DVLA and the unions are at an advanced stage. DSA and VI intend commencing negotiations shortly. Once settlement is reached all three agencies will implement their pay awards without delay.