HC Deb 24 November 1994 vol 250 c329W
Mr. Kaufman

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the salary and other emoluments of the civil servant who did the work of, or work comparable to that of, the chief executive of each next steps agency established by her Department before the agency was established.

Mr. Sackville

The Medicines Control Agency and NHS Estates directorate were led by grade 3 civil servants, the Medical Devices Directorate by a grade 4, and the NHS superannuation branch by a grade 6. None of these civil servants received any emolument other than those payable under standard civil service terms and conditions.

Chief executives of next steps agencies are directly accountable to Ministers. Their posts carry different responsibilities from those of their civil service predecessors and cannot be regarded as directly comparable.