§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what was the average percentage increase in salaries of non-industrial civil servants, excluding members of the senior Civil Service, in his Department for 1999–2000; and to what extent the pay awards were staged. 
§ Mr. Rooker
The headline pay settlement for the Department, its agencies and its non-departmental public bodies was 2.80 per cent. on the paybill. Together with the additional funds from staff turnover, staff in post received performance related increases averaging 4.46 per cent. The increases were not staged.