§ Mr. Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the current guidance issued to the non-departmental public bodies in Wales concerning the criteria and prior departmental authorisation required for the payment of ex-gratia, severance, redundancy or early retirement pension allowances or bonuses for departing middle and senior management; when it was issued; and if he will place a copy in the Library.
§ Mr. David Hunt
The founding legislation for a non-departmental public body requires its terms and conditions, which include superannuation and early retirement compensation schemes, to be approved by the Secretary of State for Wales and the Minister for the Civil Service. Approval is arranged individually for each body.