Northern Ireland Office: Bonuses

House of Lords written question – answered on 11th January 2010.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many officials in the Northern Ireland Office earn over £100,000 a year including bonuses; what grades they are; and how much each earned in each of the past five years.

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All staff in the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) are paid in accordance with guidance issued by Cabinet Office/HM Treasury.

The details of those officials who have earned over £100,000 in the past five years are contained in the following table:

Year Number of officials earning over £100,000 Grades Amount Earned
2008-09 Six One Permanent Secretary, two Director Generals and three Directors £177k, £127k, £118k, £111k, £110k and £104k
2007-08 Six One Permanent Secretary, two Director Generals and three Directors £175k, £120k, £115k, £115k, £106k and £106k
2006-07 Six One Permanent Secretary, two Director Generals and three Directors £158k, £112k, £112k, £112K, £104k and £102k
2005-06 Three Two Permanent Secretaries* and one Senior Director £109k, £147k and £103k
2004-05 Two One Permanent Secretary and one Senior Director £158k and £124k

* Please note that the former Permanent Secretary retired and a new Permanent Secretary was appointed during December 2005.

This information is available in the NIO resource accounts which are published each year in accordance with government guidelines. These accounts are available to view on the NIO website www.nio.gov.uk.

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