Former Ministers: Redundancy Pay
Duchy of Lancaster
Norman Baker (Cabinet Office; Lewes, Liberal Democrat)
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the total potential amount is of severance payments for those eligible who left office upon the change of Prime Minister, broken down by (a) Department and (b) individual former Minister; and whether any eligible former Ministers have refused to accept any or all of the severance payment available.
Edward Miliband (Minister of State, Cabinet Office; Doncaster North, Labour)
The arrangements for ministerial severance pay are set out in the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991. Severance pay is paid by individual Departments.