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Departmental Pay

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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. (300651)

The Department does not normally pay bonuses to consultants or contractors. Performance incentives may be included within contracts, where appropriate, and paid according to the terms of those contracts. However, analysis of all the contracts in each of the last three financial years to determine whether incentives were paid could not be provided within the disproportionate costs threshold.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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. (300652)

The Debt Management Office have not paid any bonuses or provided any incentives to consultants or contractors.