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Departments: Early Retirement

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many and what proportion of staff took early retirement from his Department in the last five years, broken down by grade; and at what cost. (148740)

As numbers of staff by grade are so small, five or less, we are unable to provide the breakdown of early retirements as requested, on the grounds of confidentiality. The information relating to the overall early retirements numbers and costs in the last five years is contained in the table.

Number of staff

Proportion of staff as a percentage of the headcount

Overall cost to Department until the minimum pension age of 60 (£)

2002-03

0

n/a

n/a

2003-04

1

0.204

1

2004-05

0

n/a

n/a

2005-06

5

0.956

847,469.49

2006-07

6

1.138

912,624.54

n/a = Not applicable

1 Confidentiality applies