Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:46 pm on 2nd May 2018.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Secretary of State for the Home Department 2:46 pm, 2nd May 2018

Bonuses are paid in some parts of the senior civil service. If they are, that is not a matter for Ministers. Ministers will not get involved. In the case of my Department, it would be the permanent secretary and other officials he would work with.

We want to make sure that we are putting all our resources into helping with the situation that has been created, doing everything we can. However, putting it right does not mean that we divert our time and effort into some massive, open-ended fishing expedition. The motion in the name of Jeremy Corbyn and others is disproportionate and distracting. It would take help and capacity away from where it is needed by reassigning more than 100 officials, and that would of course create significant cost for taxpayers.