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Departmental Redundancy

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 17 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost was of redundancies in her Department in the 12 months preceding (a) 30 June 2004, (b) 30 June 2005 and (c) 30 June 2006. (175339)

The Department for Transport and its agencies had no compulsory or voluntary redundancies between 2004 and 2006, but made headcount reductions by undertaking voluntary staff exit schemes, including early retirements. The cost across the seven agencies and the central Department based on financial accounting years were:

£ million

2003-04

1.7

2004-05

7.1

2005-06

10.4

The Department is only able to provide derails of the voluntary exit schemes in the time spans requested at disproportionate cost.