HC Deb 24 May 2004 vol 421 cc1412-3W
Bob Spink

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff in his Department took early retirement, and at what total cost, in the last financial year. [171868]

Fiona Mactaggart

Details of normal early retirements and their costs for the last financial year are shown in table 1. The table also shows the full cost to the Department to age 60.

The Home Office also ran an additional scheme in 2003–04 using funds bid from Her Majesty's Treasury. The costs for that scheme and the staff numbers involved are contained in table 2.

Table 1: Home Office early retirements 2003–04
Number of staff 12
Cost for year 2003–04 116,956
Full cost to Department 621,965.98

Table 2: Home Office early retirements scheme 2003–04
Number of staff 67
Cost for year 2003–04 4,638,139.97
Full cost to Department 13,227,687.88