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Departmental Pay

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of those outside the Senior Civil Service in his Department received a bonus in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008. (252680)

[holding answer 29 January 2009]: The Department for Transport comprises a central Department plus seven Executive agencies, each with its own pay and reward system. Information regarding non-consolidated performance pay has been collected from the central Department and all seven agencies and collated to one set of figures.

The percentage of staff outside the senior civil service 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 staff outside of SCS receiving non-consolidated performance pay

Non-consolidated performance pay as a percentage of pay bill

2005-06

71

1.47

2006-07

77

1.67

2007-08

72

1.56

The aforementioned figures exclude VOSA performance pay data for 2007-08 because this has not yet been paid.