Northern Ireland Office: Bonuses

House of Lords written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How much was paid to staff of the Northern Ireland Office in the financial year 2007—08 as bonuses; and what the figure was for the previous year.

Photo of Lord Rooker Lord Rooker Minister of State (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare), Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

The department operates two types of bonus schemes—special bonus (to reward staff for additional contribution e.g. innovation and improvement, project work etc.), and an end-of-year bonus (to reward staff for performance and delivery throughout the year). Figures for the past two financial years are set out in the tables below:

Special Bonuses
2006-07 (paid 2006-07 financial year) 2007-08 (paid 2007-08 financial year)
Number of staff 891 697
Total Amount £174,882 £188,350
End Year Bonuses (End year bonuses are paid in the following financial year)
2005-06 (paid 2006-07 financial year) 2006-07 (paid 2007-08 financial year)
Number of staff 292 324
Total Amount £502,667 £557,000

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