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Departments: Compensation

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was paid in compensation to (a) pupils and (b) teachers by his Department in each year since 1997. (132382)

We have no records of any compensation payments made to pupils by the Department in the period since 1997. In 2003, a payment was made by the Department to a teacher assigned to the European Schools system in respect of the threshold pay that would have been paid had the teacher remained employed in maintained schools in England and Wales. The amount paid was £2,001. This answer has been provided on the assumption that it relates to payments to serving teachers. It therefore excludes any payments made under the Teachers’ Pension Scheme to retired teachers.