To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding his Department has allocated for (a) year-end and (b) in-year bonuses for its staff in 2009-10.
Depending on their various terms and conditions, staff employed in the Ministry of Justice and its agencies may be eligible for (a) 'year end' and (b) 'in year' non-consolidated performance pay.
S enior civil service
The Senior Salaries Review Body will provide recommendations on base pay and non-consolidated performance payments for members of the senior civil service (SCS) in 2009-10. No allocation is made in advance of their report. SCS Members are not eligible for 'in year' non-consolidated performance payments.
For 2009-10, the Ministry of Justice excluding NOMS (for grades below the SCS) has allocated £5,300,000 (0.6 per cent. of the paybill) for 'in year' non-consolidated performance pay and £3,800,000 (0.4 per cent. of the paybill) for 'year end' non-consolidated performance pay.
NOMS has different staff groups who are covered by separate pay determination systems. 'In year' and 'end year' performance payments are made but it does not specifically allocate funding.