HC Deb 15 January 1998 vol 304 cc304-5W
Mr. Fallon

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons the Chief Executive of the Valuation Office Agency resigned in December 1997 and on what terms; whether she was on fully-paid sick leave between January and September 1997; and at what cost. [22812]

Dawn Primarolo

The reasons for the previous Chief Executive's resignation and her sick leave record whilst she was employed are confidential information concerning public employment. Mrs. Lowe received £54,000 on her resignation. The normal rules concerning sick leave and pensions in the Civil Service were applied to Mrs. Lowe during her employment.