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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

Ministerial Corrections

Tuesday 24 February 2009

Northern Ireland

Redundancy

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many staff in his Department left under (a) involuntary and (b) voluntary staff exit schemes in each year since 2005-06; how many of them in each case were paid (i) up to £25,000, (ii) £25,001 to £50,000, (iii) £50,001 to £75,000, (iv) £75,001 to £100,000 and (v) over £100,000 in the year before they left; and how much (A) was spent in each of those years and (B) is planned to be spent on such schemes in (1) 2008-09 and (2) 2009-10 by (Y) his Department and its predecessor (Z) each of his Department's agencies; (237345)

(2) how many of his Department's staff who left under (a) an involuntary and (b) a voluntary exit scheme in each year since 2005-06 received a severance package of (i) up to £25,000, (ii) £25,001 to £50,000, (iii) £50,001 to £75,000, (iv) £75,001 to £100,000 and (v) over £100,000; and if he will make a statement.

[Official Report, 25 November 2008, Vol. 483, c. 1163-64W.]

Letter of correction from Shawn Woodward:

An error has been identified in the answer given to the hon. Member for Putney (Justine Greening) on 25 November 2008.

The answer included a table which displayed figures for payments made to staff who left under early retirement. The answer gave the overall number of staff leaving service as 40. The correct figure should have been 12 as the table showed the number of payments made to staff, in the years requested, as opposed to the number of staff leaving per year. The table therefore gave a cumulative figure, including the payments made to staff in the years requested, who had left service prior to 2005-06.

The correct table should have been:

Up to £25,000

£25,001 to £50,000

£50,001 to £75,000

£75,001 to £100,000

Over £100,000

Total

2005-06

4

2

1

7

2006-07

1

1

2

2007-08

12

3

1 Three staff left, however, no payments were made to one of the staff until the next financial year

Communities and Local Government

Local Government Finance

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what local authority revenue was provided from (a) central Government, (b) council tax revenues and (c) special grants for each region in each of the last 12 years, ranked in descending order according to the size of increase.

[Official Report, 26 January 2009, Vol. 487, c. 116W.]

Letter of correction from John Healey:

An error has been identified in the 2000-01 figures in the Central Government grant table provided in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Vale of Clwyd (Chris Ruane) on 26 January 2009. I have notified the MP of the error.

The correct figures for the Central Government grant are as follows:

Central Government grant

£ million

North East

North West1

Yorks and Humber

East Midlands

West Midlands

East of England

London

South East

South West

Total England

1996-97

1,952

5,037

3,554

2,561

3,660

3,112

7,029

4,460

2,757

34,121

1997-98

1,931

4,986

3,495

2,570

3,623

3,120

7,049

4,483

2,784

34,041

1998-99

2,028

5,276

3,685

2,659

3,826

3,242

7,254

4,630

2,880

35,480

1999-2000

2,146

5,529

3,876

2,793

4,010

3,391

7,533

4,809

3,024

37,112

2000-01

2,224

5,732

4,024

2,911

4,152

3,564

7,755

5,027

3,149

38,539

2001-02

2,288

5,897

4,153

3,022

4,287

3,740

8,096

5,301

3,264

40,048

2002-03

2,309

5,957

4,181

3,034

4,322

3,754

8,206

5,323

3,270

40,358

2003-04

2,496

6,514

4,565

3,352

4,760

4,094

8,790

5,781

3,588

43,940

2004-05

2,611

6,830

4,777

3,540

5,049

4,307

9,271

6,044

3,743

46,172

2005-06

2,767

7,226

5,058

3,771

5,395

4,594

9,833

6,410

4,004

49,058

2006-07

1,573

3,819

2,624

1,784

2,723

2,011

5,784

2,714

1,825

24,857

2007-08

1,622

3,943

2,708

1,855

2,819

2,086

5.964

2,787

1,893

25,677

(250719)