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Departmental Pay

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 27 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been spent by his Department on staff reward and recognition schemes in each of the last three years. (248714)

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport awards special bonuses to reward staff members who have made an outstanding contribution in a particularly demanding task or situation. The following table shows the total amount paid in special bonuses in each of the last three years.

Total of special bonuses (£)

2005-06

53,436

2006-07

69,565

2007-08

68,350