§ Miss Kirkbride
To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the salaries are for the two most senior positions in the Refreshment Department in financial year 1999–2000; and what the percentage increase in those salaries will be in the next financial year. 
§ Mr. Kirkwood
Information on the salary ranges of staff of the House is published in the Commission's Annual Report (Annexe B, Appendices 1 and 2). The pay rates shown in Appendix 2 to Annexe B were increased by 2.9 per cent. and 2.3 per cent. for Band 3 and Band A2 respectively, on 1 April 1999. The pay remit for the next financial year has not yet been approved by the Commission. Pay increases for staff in these pay bands are linked to performance and the salaries of individual members of staff are not published.