Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, made a statement in the House of Commons on 23 May on the tax arrangement of public sector appointees.
In February 2012 the Chief Secretary to the Treasury announced a review of the mechanism for senior civil service appointments whose salary exceeds £142,500. Terms and conditions are negotiated by the appointing Department and are presented to the Chief Secretary for approval of the salary.
The Chief Secretary in his statement announced the results of the review.
Rachel Reeves, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
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Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.
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