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Departmental Pay

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has allocated for staff bonuses in 2008-09. (252250)

The Department’s annual non-consolidated performance payments for 2008-09 totalled £1.9 million and was met within existing pay controls.

Payments are used to drive high performance and those for the senior civil service are based on recommendations from the independent Senior Salaries Review Body.