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Departments: Redundancy

Volume 459: debated on Friday 20 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people in his Department participated in (a) involuntary and (b) voluntary staff exit schemes in each year since 1997-98; and if he will make a statement. (131547)

The Department for Transport came into being on 29 May 2002 and therefore figures before this date are not available.

Since that date, the figures are:

Involuntary

Voluntary

2002-03

1

1

2003-04

0

26

2004-05

0

109

2005-06

0

162

2006-07

0

352

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people in his Department who participated in (a) involuntary and (b) voluntary staff exit schemes in each year since 1997-98 were paid between (i) £0 to £25,000, (ii) £25,001 to £50,000, (iii) £50,001 to £75,000, (iv) £75,001 to £100,000 and (v) over £100,000; and if he will make a statement. (131552)

The Department was formed in May 2002 and the information requested is in the table as follows.

Lump sum compensation payments

2002-03

2003-041

2004-051

2005-061

2006-071

Department for Transport

One involuntary staff exit (between £50,001 and £75,000) and one voluntary for which details are not available.

i. 17 ii. 3 iii. 0 iv. 0 v. 0; Six other voluntary exits for which details are not available

i. 26 ii. 52 iii. 29 iv. 1 v. 0; One other voluntary exit for which details are not available

i. 72 ii. 31 iii. 26 iv. 6 v. 10; 17 other voluntary exits for which details are not available

i. 260 ii. 66 iii. 12 iv. 6 v. 8

Driving Standards Agency

Information not available due to current change over of HR/Finance IT systems

1 Voluntary