§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what grades of official of local authorities receive salaries of over £15,000 per annum; how many persons are in each grade; and if he has figures available for individual local authorities.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
I refer my hon. Friend to section(b) of my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister's reply to his recent question of Monday 18 July 1983.—[Vol. 46, c. 7.] At 1 April 1983, the latest date for which figures are available, 449 chief executives and 5,285 chief officers—most of whom receive over £15,000 a year but whose pay settlement for July 1983 has yet to be finalised—were employed in local government. Figures for the numbers employed in each of the relevant grades for all other local government groups and for individual local authorities are not held by my Department.