§ Mr. Ainger
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is his best estimate of the average cost to the Exchequer for redundancy and related payments including any enhancements and payments in lieu of notice for a civilian Ministry of Defence employee.
§ Mr. Aitken
Civil service redundancy payments are paid under the compulsory early retirement terms of the principal civil service pension scheme and are based on an individual's age, length of service and rate of pay at the time of leaving. It is, therefore, not possible to give a meaningful average figure.