§ Mr. Alan Milburn
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the individual value of each(a) compulsory early retirement and (b) flexible early retirement package received by civil servants leaving his Department on grounds of limited efficiency in each of the last five years. 
§ Sir John Wheeler
Compensation payments for early retirement on grounds of limited efficiency are based on age, salary and service length of the civil servant concerned.
No civil servant who left the Northern Ireland Office or any other Northern Ireland Department in the period 1
Statutory requirement to Advisory non-departmental public bodies publish their advice to the Government publish an annual report before Parliament Lay an annual report before Parliament Statutory base Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights Yes Yes Yes Yes Boundary Commission Yes No No Yes Advisory Committee of the Therapeutic Professions Allied to Medicine No No No Yes Central Dental Advisory Committee No No No Yes Central Medical Advisory Committee No No No Yes
April 1990 to 31 March 1995 qualified for flexible early retirement benefits on grounds of limited efficiency.
Unfortunately, due to the large number of officers who left under compulsory early retirement terms in the same period, the number and details of those who left on grounds of limited efficiency could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.