HC Deb 19 June 1997 vol 296 c264W
Mr. Tom King

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many(a) full-time and (b) part-time persons employed by his Department and its agencies are paid (i) less than £4 an hour, (ii) less than £3.50 an hour and (iii) less than £3 an hour. [4190]

Dr. Reid

The information requested is shown in the table below for MoD civilian staff. The number of staff shown as earning less than a given figure includes those also shown in any lower pay category.

Number of civilian stuff
Number of staff earning less than £X per hour Full-time Part-time
£4.00 4,432 685
£3.50 3,050 416
£3.00 246 1

It is not possible to provide meaningful comparable figures for Service personnel in the form sought by the right hon. Member. Members of the Armed Forces are not paid by the hour. Nor do the long hours worked by many Service personnel equate to the average civilian working week; a factor which the Armed Forces Pay Review Body takes into account when making its annual recommendations to the Prime Minister.

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