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Schools: Commissioner

Volume 689: debated on Wednesday 21 February 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the Schools Commissioner, Sir Bruce Liddington (a) is contracted to the Department for Education and Skills on a contract of employment or as an external consultant, and for how many hours a week is he contracted; and (b) has criteria in his contract against which his performance is judged; and, if so, which criteria are used to assess his remuneration. [HL2015]

This contract requires him to work 41 hours a week and additional hours as are reasonable and necessary.

Sir Bruce's contract specifies that his performance is subject to regular appraisal and review and any performance-based salary increase is determined annually. The contract itself does not specify detailed objectives, as with all members of the Senior Civil Service. Annual objectives are agreed with all staff and regularly reviewed and performance against these determines any performance-based salary increase.