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Departments: Incentives

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent by his Department on the Golden Hello programme in each year since 1997. (124459)

The first of the current Golden Hello schemes was introduced in 2002. Information is not currently centrally held on costs on a year by year basis, across all schemes, but their overall cost since 2002 has been £7.24 million.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Golden Hello programme has been (a) suspended and (b) partially suspended at any time. (124471)

There has been no suspension or partial suspension of the current Golden Hello schemes since the first was introduced in 2002.