HC Deb 25 October 1920 vol 133 cc1342-3
65. Mr. BRIANT

asked the Minister of Transport, who are the members of the Railway Advisory Committee; how many times it has met; and when was its last meeting?


The membership of the Railway Advisory Committee was announced in this House on 8th December, 1919, and I am sending the hon. Member a list. The Advisory Committee met on 25th February. A further meeting is to be held this week.

66. Major MOLSON

asked the Minister of Transport what remuneration the six members of the Railway Rates Advisory Committee receive; whether it is in the form of annual salaries or fees per meeting; and what length of time they have been sitting and how many meetings have been held?


As I informed the hon. and gallant Member for Newcastle East (Major Barnes) on the 8th March last, the Chairman of the Rates Advisory Committee, who was appointed on the nominations of the Lord Chancellor and who devotes the whole of his time to the duties of his appointment, is paid a salary of £5,000 per annum as a personal arrangement until 15th August, 1921. No other payment, whether by way of annual salaries or fees per meeting, has so far been made by the Ministry to the remaining members of the Committee. The Committee was appointed on 27th October, 1919, and has held 76 meetings of which 42 were held in public.