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Departments: Redundancy Pay

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent by his Department on redundancy payments in the last 12 months. (153190)

In the 12 months ending financial year 2006-07, £55.8 million was spent on early release payments. Over this period there were no compulsory redundancies.

Early release payments relating to financial year 2007-08 are not available until the end of the reporting period.