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Compensation Payments

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much in compensation payments was paid by his Department in 2005-06; and what the reason was for each payment. (108199)

Compensation payments made by the Department in 2005-06 were as follows:

Reason for payment

Payment amount (£)

Damage to personal property—clothing damaged by contaminated water flooding from pipes in ceiling

77.20

Damage to personal property—motorcycle helmet damaged when car park barrier came down on staff member’s head

269.99

Personal injury—injury to neck when car park barrier came down on staff member’s head. Physiotherapy treatment required.

210.00

Road traffic accident—DfES driver collided with external third party in road traffic accident. Third party claim for repair of damages to vehicle and hire car costs

7,144.87

Damage to personal property—clothing damaged on sharp edge of desk

23.38

Damage to personal property—watch damaged by premature closing of lift doors

40.00

Damage to personal property—clothing damaged

16.24

Road traffic accident—DfES driver collided with external third party in road traffic accident. Third party claim for repair of damages to vehicle

5,596.04

Personal injury—DfES driver collided with external third party in road traffic accident. Personal injury claim from passenger in third party’s vehicle. Compensation and medical costs sought

4,483.00

Road traffic accident—DfES driver collided with external third party in road traffic accident. Third party claim for repair of damages to vehicle

364.62

Personal injury—injury to head and shoulders when whiteboard fell off wall and hit staff member. Compensation and medical costs sought

3,200.00

Compensation for loss of interest due to delay in making an ex-gratia payment for loss of employment

412.67

Compensation for unfair dismissal of a temporary employee following a ruling by the Civil Service Appeal Board

13,504.00

Ex-gratia payment for loss of employment as part of a compromise agreement to settle a dispute and avoid subsequent litigation

13,400.00

Total of compensation payments in 2005-06

48,742.01