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Ministers: Redundancy Pay

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many Ministers received a severance payment on leaving office in each year for which figures are available, broken down by government department; and what the cost of those payments was in each year. (187637)

Information on Ministers leaving office is a matter of public record. Under the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991, severance pay of three months salary is payable to recipients of salaries on leaving office.

Information on ministerial salaries is available in the Library of the House.