§ 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. 
§ 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 Agencies 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.