§ Mr. Swayne
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the(a) recruitment and (b) total cumulative salary costs of the Chief Executive of UK Trade and Investment are. 
§ Mr. Mike O'Brien
The information is as follows.
(a) The recruitment costs associated with the last recruitment exercise for the Chief Executive of UK Trade and Investment totalled approximately £74,000. This is in line with the costs associated with other open competitions held for the recruitment of Permanent Secretaries.
(b) The Chief Executive's current salary falls within the salary range £120,000 to £124,999.