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Departmental Pay

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many bonus payments were made in 2007-08 to (a) senior civil servants and (b) other staff working in (i) the Judicial Appointments Commission and (b) the Office of the Public Guardian; and how much was paid in such bonuses to people in each category. (254140)

The information is as follows:

(i) Judicial Appointments Commission

Three Senior Civil Servants (SCS) working in the Judicial Appointments Commission were awarded non-consolidated performance pay during the financial year 2007-08. The total paid was £22,000.

There were 43 ‘in year’ payments of non consolidated performance pay to staff below the SCS working in the Judicial Appointments Commission during the financial year 2007-08 and the total amount paid was £19,650.

(ii) Office of the Public Guardian

No payments of non-consolidated performance pay were made to any members of the SCS at the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) during the financial year 2007-08.

In grades below the SCS, fifty-four staff working at the OPG were paid ‘end of year’ payments of non-consolidated performance pay and the amount paid was £21.600. Twenty six members of staff were paid ‘in year’ payments with a total value of £6.825.