§ Mr. Rowlands
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people in his Department and its associated bodies and agencies have benefited from the introduction of a national minimum wage. 
§ Dr. Reid
In the main Scottish Office bargaining unit 181 casual members of staff received an increase in salary. One member of staff in the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency also received an increase in salary as did 45 staff in Historic Scotland. Information about the pay of staff outwith the Scottish Office and its Agencies is not held centrally.
From 1 July 1999, the pay of staff below Senior Civil Service level in the Scottish Office and its Agencies will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.