§ Mr. Tom King
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many(a) full-time and (b) part-time persons employed by his Department and its agencies are paid (i) less than £4.00 an hour, (ii) less than £3.50 an hour and (iii) less than £3.00 an hour. 
§ Mr. Prescott
The number of staff paid less than the levels shown is as follows:
Staff £4.00 an hour 1,246 £3.50 an hour 717 £3.00 an hour 35
These estimates reflect current salary levels and staff numbers, which will vary considerably over time. Part-time and full-time staff are paid the same hourly rates.