§ Mr. Duncan
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people employed by(a) his Department and (b) the agencies for which his Department is responsible earn (i) less than £3.20 per hour, 87W (ii) between £3.20 and £3.60 per hour, (iii) between £3.60 and £ 4.00 per hour and (iv) between £4.00 and £4.62 per hour. 
§ Mr. Tony Lloyd
[holding answer 23 February 1998]: This Department employs six members of staff on annual pay scales which translate into hourly rates between £l3.60 and £4.00; and one member of staff on a rate between £4.00 and £4.62.
One member of staff in an Agency is employed on an hourly rate between £4.00 and£4.62.
No full-time staff are employed on salaries below these levels.