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Departmental Pay

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of members of the Senior Civil Service in his Department received a bonus in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008. (252679)

[holding answer 29 January 2009]: The percentage of the senior civil service (SCS) structure in the Department for Transport who received non-consolidated performance pay in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008 is set out in the following table:

Percentage of SCS receiving non-consolidated performance pay

Non-consolidated performance pay as percentage of SCS paybill

2006

81.1

7.29

2007

78.8

8.42

2008

75.0

8.44

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff in his Department and its agencies (a) earned more than (i) £65,000, (ii) £120,000 and (iii) £190,000 in the last 12 months and (b) received a bonus payment in each of the last five years. (255974)

The number of staff the Department for Transport and its agencies who earned more than (i) £65,000, (ii) £120,000 and (iii) £190,000 in the last 12 months is set out in the following table:

Number of staff

Earning more than £65,000

315

Earning more than £120,000

23

Earning more than £190,000

0

The number of staff in each category is based on annual salary as at the 2008 pay award. Earnings data in the last 12 months can be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

The number of staff who received a bonus payment in each of the last five years is set out in the following table.

Number of staff

2003-04

4,814

2004-05

6,537

2005-06

13,682

2006-07

14,895

2007-08

13,442

The numbers do not include bonuses for:

Senior Civil Servants (SCS) in 2003-04 which is not available;

SCS on fixed term contracts in 2004-05 which is not available;

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency for 2003-04 and 2004-05 which could be provided only at disproportionate cost;

Vehicle and Operator Services Agency for 2007-08 which is not yet available.