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Departmental Pensions

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many and what percentage of staff in his Department were making additional voluntary contributions to their pensions in each of the last two years. (193561)

201 members of staff in the Department for International Development (or 11.4 per cent. of the staff employed by the department) were making additional voluntary pension contributions through deductions from their pay in February 2007. This has reduced to 188 members of staff (or 10.9 per cent. of those employed by the department) who were making additional voluntary pension contributions through deductions from their pay in February 2008.