The maximum bonuses for HMRC SCS for both 07-08 and 08-09 were paid under a fixed term non-standard contract and declared in the appropriate HMRC departmental report. These bonuses related to the same contract and were performance related. The maximum contracted bonus was not paid on either occasion. The calculation used to arrive at the average bonus figure included the maximum bonus.
Asked by Lord Laird
To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of ministers are not paid ministerial salaries. [HL871]
Baroness Crawley: A full list of Ministers of Her Majesty's Government, including details of the Minister's title, department and whether or not they receive a salary can be accessed on the No. 10 website: http://www.number10.gov.uk/Page19564. Details are also available in the Library.
Health: Contaminated Blood Products
Asked by Lord Morris of Manchester
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the remarks about the accuracy of ministers' statements to Parliament about the reasons why the Republic of Ireland has a more generous scheme of compensation for haemophilia patients infected by contaminated blood than the United Kingdom, as set out in letters from the Irish Haemophilia Society and the Department of Health and Children in the Republic of Ireland quoted during the second reading of the Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill [HL] on 11 December (HL Deb, cols 1263-4). [HL923]
Baroness Thornton: The compensation scheme in the Republic of Ireland was set up in the light of evidence of mistakes by the Irish Blood Transfusion Service Board (BTSB).
The sections of the letters from the Irish Haemophilia Society and the Department of Health and Children which were quoted during the Second Reading of the Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill [HL] on 11 December (HL Deb, cols 1263-4), do not mention the fact that the Irish Government had set up an expert group to look into the issue of contaminated blood products, which reported in January 1995. The expert group found that wrongful acts had been committed by the BTSB, which led the Irish Government to set up the Hepatitis-C Compensation Tribunal to operate on a non-statutory basis to review claims for compensation arising from the many civil actions pending in the courts. The Irish Government subsequently set up the Finlay tribunal of inquiry, which reported in March 1997. This found that wrongful acts were committed. Following the findings of the Finlay tribunal, the Irish Government placed the Hepatitis-C Compensation Tribunal on a statutory footing.
This information has been agreed with officials in the Republic of Ireland's Department of Health and Children.
5 Jan 2010 : Column WA43
Health: Continuing Care
Asked by Baroness Greengross
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people received NHS continuing care (a) in each primary care trust, and (b) per 10,000 of the population, in the first two quarters of 2009-10. [HL840]
5 Jan 2010 : Column WA44
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether figures showing the numbers of people receiving continuing care from the National Health Service are available on the Department of Health's website; and, if so, where. [HL841]
Baroness Thornton: The requested information, in the following table, is available from the department's website at www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics /Publications/PublicationsPolicyandGuidance/DH_103162.
NHS Continuing Health Care: Year 2009-10
General Practitioner populations reconciled to Office for National Statistics mid-2006 estimates for local authorities (minus special populations).
Number of people receiving continuing NHS healthcare