HC Deb 18 April 2002 vol 383 cc1153-4W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the cost in 2001–02 was of the pay increase to staff in her Department, agencies and the non-departmental public bodies for which she is responsible; and what the cost of the forthcoming increase will be in 2002–03. [50417]

Ms Hewitt

The costs of pay awards for the 2001–02 pay years for each of the DTI organisations are estimated in the table. It is not possible to cost the awards more precisely since the increases in organisational paybill are also affected during the period over which they are paid by other factors including promotions and other staff moves.

DTI organisations Cost of pay award
Department of Trade and Industry 4,300,000
Companies House 650,000
Employment Tribunal Service 620,000
Insolvency Service 960,000
Patent Office 1,100,000
Radiocommunications Agency 890,000
Non-departmental Public Bodies
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council 2,300,000
Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils 2,000,000
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 240,000
Natural Environment Research Council 1,600,000
Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council 220,000
Economic and Social Research Council 74,000
Medical Research Council 3,100,000
Advantage West Midlands 200,000
East Midlands Development Agency 130,000

DTI organisations Cost of pay award
East of England Development Agency 120,000
North West Development Agency 370,000
One North East 330,000
South East of England Development Agency 190,000
South West of England Regional Development Agency 220,000
Yorkshire Forward 210,000
Coal Authority £110,000
Design Council £60,000
Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service £1,500,000


Equivalent figures are not yet available for the 2002–03 pay years.