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(1) what assessment has been made of how long it will take for the costs of Miss Wallace's severance payment to be recouped;
(2) what procedure is in place to allow his Department and HM Treasury to agree on severance payments to civil servants;
(3) if he will list the specific rules in the reformed Civil Service Compensation Scheme that Miss Wallace's severance payment was judged against;
(4) what criteria is used in the Civil Service Compensation Scheme to decide on a permissible severance deal;
(5) what provision there is for clawback of money if an individual has already accepted another form of employment, outside of the civil service, when they leave their position.
The terms of exit schemes made under the reformed Civil Service Compensation Scheme are approved by Cabinet Office, in consultation with the Treasury where necessary, under the spending controls regime operated by the Cabinet Office.
The exit package for the former Permanent Secretary at the Department of Energy and Climate Change was within the rules of Section 12 of the reformed Civil Service Compensation Scheme. The scheme was laid before Parliament in December 2010 and copies are available in the Library of the House.