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Departmental Pay

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by his Department in each of the last three years. (300631)

This information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

In the case of MOD fee earners, who are taken on for a temporary period to provide a particular service or specialist skill, they are paid only an agreed fee for their work.

In the case of consultancy work MOD places a contract on the basis that the contractor delivers a defined output at an agreed price. Individual remuneration is a matter for the contractor.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible in each of the last three years. (300632)

No bonuses or incentives were paid to consultants or contractors in 2006-07 or 2007-08. In the financial year 2008-09, a total of £1,860 was paid to two individuals.