HC Deb 27 October 1995 vol 264 cc822-3W
Mr. McAllion

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will provide in respect of his plan for pay delegation submitted to the Treasury(a) a description of the staff in each bargaining unit covered by the plan, distinguishing staff in headquarters functions, agencies and agency candidates, and in other identifiable business units and (b) proposals for trade union recognition in each bargaining unit and the negotiating machinery to be put in place in each bargaining unit. [38284]

Mr. Arbuthnot

The Ministry of Defence delegation plan in respect of pay for non-industrial staff breaks the Department down into three groupings—first, those agencies that already hold delegated pay authority for non-industrial staff; secondly those agencies planning to assume such authority from 1 April 1996 and thirdly, the main core Department, including non-departmental public bodies, agencies and candidate agencies which have not yet assumed their own delegations.

The figures in parts (a) of the answer include figures for industrial staff for completeness although responsibility for negotiating the pay of these staff was accepted by the Ministry of Defence as a whole in 1994 and a number of agencies and other organisations within the Department have since assumed delegated responsibilities for their pay. Figures for non-industrial staff exclude staff who will form part of the new senior civil service to be formed on 1 April 1996.

Trade union recognition and negotiating machinery are in respect of non-industrial staff representation only.

1. Those agencies already holding delegated authority for non-industrial staff are as follows:

  • (a)
  • Non-Industrial staff—2,250.5
  • (Industrial staff—23)
  • (b)
  • Unions recognised—IPMS, NUCPS, CPSA
  • Negotiating Machinery—Single table "Met Office Pay Negotiating Forum"
  • (a)
  • UK domiciled Teachers—633
  • Professional Support staff—29
  • Administrative grades—14
  • (b)
  • For teachers:
  • Unions recognised—NUT, NASUWT, ATL, NAHT, SHA, PAT
  • Negotiating Machinery—Single table bargaining
  • For Support and Admin staff:
  • Unions recognised—FDA, NUCPS, IPMS, CPSA, AEP, NAIA
  • Negotiating Machinery—Single table bargaining
  • DERA
  • This agency, previously DRA, was expanded on I April 1995. Figures for non DRA staff therefore reflect those joining the expanded DERA who will only be covered by DERA bargaininhg arrangements from April 1996 onwards.
  • 823
  • (a)
  • Non-Industrial Staff—7,431 DRA 1,629 Non-DRA
  • (Industrial Staff—1,131 DRA 1,221 Non-DRA)
  • (b)
  • Unions recognised—IPMS, NUCPS, CPSA
  • Bargaining Machinery—Single table bargaining

2. Those agencies planning to assume delegated authority from 1 April 1996 are:

  • (a)
  • Non-Industrial Staff—754
  • (Industrial Staff—35)
  • (b)
  • Proposed TU recognition—IPMS, NUCPS, CPSA, FDA, Retired Officers Association (ROA)
  • Proposed Negotiating Machinery—Single table bargaining
  • This agency plans to take partial delegation to be applied in one area only, that is No 16 Maintenance Unit, RAF Stafford. Details refer to this unit only, therefore, and not to the whole agency, the remainder of which is subsumed into the final part of this Answer covering the remainder of the Department.
  • (a)
  • Non-Industrial Staff—269.5
  • (Industrial Staff—432)
  • Service personnel—648 (not affected by delegation)
  • (b)
  • Proposed TU recognition—CPSA, NUCPS, IPMS
  • Proposed Negotiating Machinery—To be discussed with TUs

3. The remainder of the Ministry of Defence—that is, the core headquarters and those non-departmental public bodies, agencies and candidate agencies who have not yet accepted pay delegation—is made up as follows:

  • (a)
  • Non-Industrial Staff—64,244—Core Department
  • —19,733—Agencies
  • —9,431.5—Candidate Agencies
  • —1,176—NDPBs
  • (Total Industrial Staff—35,678)
  • (b)
  • Proposed TU Recognition—CPSA, NUCPS, IPMS, FDA, Retired Officers Association (ROA), MOD Staff Association (MODSA), Defence Police Federation.
  • Proposed Negotiating Machinery—Arrangements for 1996 under discussion with TUs. Long term arrangements to be developed in the light of Departmental pay and grading review now under way.

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