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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

Ministerial Correction

Thursday 25 March 2010

Defence

Departmental Pay

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been paid in bonuses to civil servants in his Department in each year since 1997.

[Official Report, 9 November 2009, Vol. 499, c. 45W.]

Letter of correction from Mr. Kevan Jones:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Woodspring (Dr. Fox) on 9 November 2009.

The full answer given was as follows: (297929)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been paid in bonuses to civil servants in his Department in each year since 1997. (297929)

Total amounts of all types of bonus paid to MOD civilian personnel in each financial year since 2003-04 are provided in the following table:

Bonus total (£)

2003-04

24,866,213

2004-05

34,106,162

2005-06

43,317,178

2006-07

39,147,749

2007-08

46,103,238

2008-09

52,984,656

2009-10

47,283,853

Figure for 2009-10 is a partial year figure covering the period 1 April 2009 to 31 October 2009.

We are unable to provide details of bonus payments paid during the period April 1997 to March 2003 as the data is no longer available electronically and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

The correct answer should have been:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been paid in bonuses to civil servants in his Department in each year since 1997. (297929)

Total amounts of all types of bonus paid to MOD civilian personnel in each financial year since 2003-04 are provided in the following table:

Total non-consolidated awards (to nearest £100,000)

2003-04

24,900,000

2004-05

34,000,000

2005-06

43,100,000

2006-07

41,200,000

2007-08

46,600,000

2008-09

48,300,000

2009-10

47,600,000

The figure for 2009-10 is a partial year figure covering the period 1 April 2009 to 31 October 2009.

We are unable to provide details of bonus payments paid during the period April 1997 to March 2003 as the data are no longer available electronically and could be provided at only disproportionate cost.