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Redundancy

Volume 489: debated on Friday 20 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the Answer of 25 November 2008, Official Report, columns 1208-10W, on redundancy, how many staff left his Department under staff exit schemes with a severance package worth (a) between £100,000 and £125,000, (b) between £125,001 and £150,000, (c) between £150,001 and £200,000, (d) between £200,001 and £250,000, (e) between £250,001 and £500,000, (f) between £500,001 and £1,000,000 and (g) over £1,000,000 in each year since 2005-06. (264300)

My answer of 25 November 2008, Official Report, columns 1208-10W, provided a breakdown of total lifetime costs to the Department of early retirements between April 2005 and March 2009. The figures do not represent the value of sums received by staff, which will be lower.

The number of early retirement settlements over the past four years broken down into the categories listed above according to lifetime cost to the Department is:

(a) 30

(b) 23

(c) 46

(d) 29

(e) 63

(f) 2

(g) 0