§ Mr. John Cryer
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment on what basis performance-related pay is awarded to those civil servants within his Department concerned with the outsourcing of LEA services. 
§ Mr. Wills
DfEE staff up to and including Grade 6 have their performance assessed under the Department's Performance Management System and at the end of each year are awarded an overall performance marking. This performance marking determines the size of their pay increase. Better performance is rewarded with a higher pay increase than weaker performance. The details of these increases are negotiated annually with the unions.
Members of the Senior Civil Service (SCS) (former Grade 5 and above) in DfEE have their performance assessed under the arrangements for the SCS Performance
Credit approvals allocated to Sefton local education authority (LEA) Year/school Project Credit approval awarded £000 1997–98 LEA-wide allocation Annual Capital Guideline settlement: Commitments arising from previous years 170 Details not readily available Special Education Needs (SEN) 220 1998–99 LEA-wide allocation Annual Capital Guideline settlement: Commitments arising from previous years 19 Formula 1208 Minor Works 160 Greenbank High Enhance facilities for the teaching of languages 100 Green Park County Primary Schools Access Initiative (SAI) project 2 Orrell County Primary SAI project 4 Davenhill County Primary SAI project 6 Grange County Primary SAI project 5 Linaker County Primary SAI project 3 Freshfield County Primary SAI project 3 Crosby Road North County Primary SAI project 5 Northway County Primary SAI project 4 Manor High SAI project 34 1999–2000 LEA-wide allocation Annual Capital Guideline settlement: Commitments arising from previous years 1104 Formula 1327 Basic Need 1161 SEN projects 187 Minor Works 191 Netherton Moss County Primary Surplus places removal 76 Redgate County Primary Surplus places removal 33 Litherland Moss County Primary Surplus places removal 92 Rowan Park Special Alterations 217 Presfield Special Alterations 40 Ronald House Special Alterations 40 Greenacre Nursery SAI project 1 Birkdale Community Primary SAI project 10 Davenhill Community Primary SAI project 18 Farnborough Road Community Infant and Junior SAI project 21
Review set centrally by the Cabinet Office. At the end of each reporting year, members of the SCS are awarded a performance mark, which is the key factor in determining their pay increase. Again, better performance at each level of management within the SCS is rewarded with a higher pay increase than weaker performance. The framework for the SCS pay award is set centrally each year by the Cabinet Office following the Government's response to the Senior Salaries Review Body's Report for that year.