Correction to Question 203779 in the 2022-23 session

Ministry of Justice written statement – made at on 21 November 2023.

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Photo of Mike Freer Mike Freer Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

In the 2022-2023 parliamentary session, the MoJ responded to a PQ (203779) in relation to the amount of non-cash vouchers awarded to staff as performance related bonuses in the financial years 2022-23 & 2021-22, identified in the department’s workforce management information as members of the core minsters department. For reference, as previously noted in the original answer, the core ministerial department had a total of 7,613 employees as of June 2023.

The figure provided for the financial year 2022-23, was inaccurate and an error. This figure was incorrectly calculated, when collating numerous data sources & interrogating them utilising complex excel formula functions.

We previously stated:

For the Financial Year 2022-23, a total of £425,551 was made to the core ministerial department staff.

However, upon recalculation, the accurate figure can be found below:

For the Financial Year 2022-23, a total of £684,976 was made to the core ministerial department staff.

This does not change the total figure provided for the entire department which remains correct.

I am apologising for this error and clarifying the position in relation to performance related bonuses, provided as non-cash vouchers. For reference, the department takes its responsibility for parliamentary accountability very seriously and has reviewed and amended the process for checking responses to Parliamentary Questions to ensure future accuracy.