Chief of the General Staff

House of Lords written question – answered on 14th January 2010.

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Photo of Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what lump sum was paid to Sir Richard Dannatt on his retirement as Chief of the General Staff; and whether that payment was enhanced for any reason.

Photo of Baroness Taylor of Bolton Baroness Taylor of Bolton Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Defence and Security) (also in the Ministry of Defence), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (International Defence and Security) (also in Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

Sir Richard Dannatt was awarded a terminal grant and pension commensurate with his rank and length of service. The amounts awarded are considered personal data and are therefore protected from disclosure under the Data Protection Act 1998.

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Francis Macnaughton
Posted on 15 Jan 2010 10:35 pm (Report this annotation)

I wonder if George Foulkes would be happy to publically announce the payments he presumably got when he ceased to be an MP? At least General Dannatt does not have a conviction for being drunk and disorderly.