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Departmental Staff

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in each of the last five years for which information is available; what proportion of the total workforce they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid has been; what the largest single payment was in each year; and if he will make a statement. (98519)

The following two tables give the number of non-pensionable bonuses awarded to DFID staff in the last four years (figures for 2001-02 are not available) with total cost in each year and the largest single payment in each year.

Non-pensionable bonuses awarded to DFID senior civil servants (SCS)

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Number of awards

27

57

68

65

Number of awards as a proportion of the number of DFID SCS staff (percentage)

43.5

73.1

79.1

77.3

Total cost (£)

85,051

189,500

266,750

377,100

Largest individual payment (£)

5,793.00

5,407

5,500

8,000

Non-pensionable bonuses awarded to DFID staff below SCS

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Number of awards

323

654

508

1,106

Number of awards as a proportion of the number of DFID HCS staff (percentage)

20.0

34.9

27.6

62.7

Total cost (£)

292,528

285,601

230,600

515,865

Largest individual payment (£)

1,715

1,100

1,150

1,150