HC Deb 08 September 2003 vol 410 c27W
Mr. Bryant

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the total salary budget is of OFCOM. [126316]

Estelle Morris

OFCOM are currently in the process of matching staff across from the existing regulators and, where necessarily, recruiting competitively. The pay bill for OFCOM in 2004–05 is projected, on a like for like basis, to be 5 per cent. below estimates of the combined salary bills for staff in the existing regulators.