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Pesticides Safety Directorate

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was paid in bonuses to (a) directors, (b) senior managers, (c) specialist and delivery managers and (d) executive support and administration staff in the Pesticides Safety Directorate in each of the last five years. (282141)

In the last four financial years from 2005-06 to 2008-09 the total amount paid to Pesticides Safety Directorate (PSD) staff in bonuses was as follows:

£

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

(a) Directors1

15,967

20,467

27,545

12,728

(b) Senior Managers2

10,951

3,413

4,866

10,341

(c) Specialist and delivery managers3

33,218

51,045

56,615

27,128

(d) Executive support and admin staff4

9,293

9,643

7,027

2,666

Total

69,429

84,568

96,053

52,863

1 Defined here as staff at senior civil service or grade 6 level.

2 Defined here as staff at grade 7 level (includes managers in policy, science, technical and administrative areas).

3 Defined here as all staff in grades executive/scientific officer to senior executive/scientific officer.

4 Defined here as all staff in grades administrative officer and administrative assistant.

Notes:

1. Data for the period 2004-05 are not available due to systems changes.

2. PSD transferred to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on 1 April 2008, and merged with other HSE teams to form the Chemicals Regulation Directorate on 1 April 2009.