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Departmental Pay

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department paid in end-of-year performance bonuses to (a) all staff and (b) senior Civil Service staff in 2008-09; and how many such payments were made. (275260)

Information on non-consolidated payments is as follows:

All staff bonuses (below senior civil service): £1.070 million

Senior civil service bonuses: £0.78 million

Number of staff awarded bonuses: 1,403

All of these payments were made from and funded within existing pay bill controls. Payments to senior civil servants are based on recommendations of the Senior Salaries Review Body.