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Departmental Pay

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 8th November 2011.

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Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Conservative, Wimbledon

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many officials in his Department received a bonus in each year since 2007.

Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

Comparable figures for the Department as it is now configured are not available before 12 April 2010 following the completion of devolution of policing and justice functions.

During 2010-11, the Northern Ireland Office paid special bonuses to 39 members of staff in recognition of one-off exceptional pieces of work and/or for exceptional and sustained effort and results over a period of six months or more. The highest bonus paid to any member of staff was £750 and the average was £348.

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