HC Deb 19 May 2004 vol 421 c1056W
Bob Spink

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many employees in his Department took early retirement, and at what total cost, in the last financial year. [172175]

Mr. Charles Clarke

In the 2003–04 financial year, 28 employees in my Department took early release packages at a total cost of £2,775.639.

The various categories of early retirement and severance, and details of the various schemes, are set out in sections 11.5 to 11.10 of the Civil Service Management Code and can be found at: http://www. cabinet-office.gov.uk/civilservice/managementcode/.