To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Government Equalities Office and the non-departmental public bodies it sponsors ring-fenced funds in order to pay non-consolidated performance payments to senior staff in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, and (c) 2009; and, if so, how much was ring-fenced in those years. [HL4810]
Since the Government Equalities Office was established on 12 October 2007, it has not made provision for ring-fencing non-consolidated performance payments for senior staff. The process for the current financial year is currently under review in accordance with Cabinet Office guidance.
The Government Equalities Office sponsors the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The EHRC has not made provision for ring-fencing such payments for senior staff.