Mrs. May: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many bonuses were awarded to senior civil servants working in the Government Equalities Office in each year since its inception; and what was spent on such bonuses.*This comes from a government that is forcing pay transparency through the Equalities Bill.
Maria Eagle: The Government Equalities Office currently employs seven senior civil servants. Three of these staff were awarded non-consolidated performance pay totalling £24,000 in 2007-08, the first full year of GEO operations. Given these small numbers information about the individuals involved and the amounts awarded to each cannot be disclosed on grounds of confidentiality.