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Departments: Pay

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) value and (b) number was of bonus payments made to staff at (i) HM Revenue and Customs, (ii) his Department, (iii) the Office for National Statistics, (iv) the Debt Management Office, (v) the Royal Mint, (vi) the Office for Government Commerce, (vii) the Government Actuary's Department and (viii) the Valuation Office Agency in each of the last five years. (153919)

The overall figures for, (a) the total value of bonuses paid to staff and (b) the total number of bonus payments made to staff for the departments/agencies requested, are set out in the following tables.

(1) Sum of bonus payments

£ million

2006-07

21,519,239

2006-06

12,711,896

2004-05

15,043,525

2003-04

2,819,801

2002-03

1,124,639

(2) Number of payments

Number of bonuses paid

2006-07

42,719

2006-06

37,170

2004-05

65,075

2003-04

5,110

2002-03

867