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Departments: Pay

Volume 461: debated on Monday 18 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff in her Department received bonus payments in 2006-07; what proportion of the total workforce they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was; and if she will make a statement. (143098)

The Department makes bonus payments to its staff for two purposes:

(a) special bonuses to reward outstanding contributions in particularly demanding tasks or situations; and

(b) performance bonuses to reward highly successful performance over a whole year.

(a) Staff bonuses


Number of staff awarded special bonuses


Percentage of workforce


Total value of special bonuses (£)


(b) Performance bonuses


Number1 of staff awarded performance bonuses


Percentage of workforce


Total value of performance bonuses(£)


1 2006-07 relates to the financial year Notes:1. In any one year, some staff may receive both a special bonus and an end year performance bonus. 2. Performance bonus payments relate to performance in the previous year.

The largest single bonus payment was £10,000.