To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many officials in his Department completed the Civil Service Employment Policy Performance Management System in 2013-14; how many and what proportion of those officials received the (a) exceeded, (b) met and (c) must improve performance mark; and how many and what proportion (i) did and (ii) did not qualify for a bonus under that process.
The Scotland Office does not employ staff directly. All staff join on assignment from other Government bodies, principally the Scottish Government and Ministry of Justice, which remain their employers. All permanent civil servants are appraised and evaluated under the performance management arrangements of their parent Department. Detailed information in relation to performance management markings and satisfying bonus criteria is a matter for those employers.