§ Dr. Wright
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people working in public services now have their remuneration linked to performance targets as a result of the citizens charter programme.535W
§ Mr. David Davis
Information on the number of public servants with their remuneration linked to performance targets is not held centrally.
As the citizens charter first report: 1992 (Cm 2101) explained, performance-related pay is progressively becoming established as a feature of public sector pay schemes. Performance pay schemes cover half a million civil servants; discretionary allowances are available for primary school teachers; 40 per cent. of local authorities have performance-related pay schemes; London Underground managers have a proportion of their pay linked to performance; quality of service affects London Executive Board members' pay by up to 35 per cent.; and British Rail's performance against quality of service objectives affects all executive board members' pay by up to 20 per cent.