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Departments: Pay

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many staff in his 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 he will make a statement. (143099)

The following tables give the number of bonuses awarded to DFID staff in 2006-07. All bonus payments are non-pensionable.

Bonuses awarded to DFID senior civil servants (SCS)

2006-07

Number of awards

66

Percentage of total SCS workforce

78

Total cost (£)

389,100

Largest single payment (£)

12,000

Bonuses awarded to DFID staff in grades below the SCS

2006-07

Number of awards

1,020

Percentage of total HCS workforce below the SCS

62

Total cost (£)

558,233

Largest single payment (£)

1,150