§ Mr. Darling
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement about the redundancy terms offered to staff in his Department following the Treasury's fundamental review of expenditure.
§ Mr. Nelson
The Treasury's fundamental expenditure review is still continuing. At all but the most senior grades the precise staff levels required have not yet been finalised. If there is a surplus of staff at any level, it will be managed by means other than redundancy, where possible.
The financial terms in the event of redundancy are those set out in the civil service compensation scheme. This scheme—formerly section 10 of the principal civil service pension scheme—which applies throughout civil service, was laid before Parliament on 20 December 1994.