HC Deb 08 December 1949 vol 470 cc2078-9
45. Mr. Erroll

asked the Prime Minister if he will publish as a White Paper or in the OFFICIAL REPORT an up-to-date comprehensive list of all Members appointed to central and regional nationalised boards of a commercial character, with details of individual salaries, pensions and expenses allowed, together with a separate list showing all individuals holding more than one such appointment, and what those appointments are.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Attlee)

As the answer is extremely long and involves a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

[See Written Answers, col. 183 to col. 200.]

Mr. Erroll

Has the Prime Minister considered the regular or periodic publication of this information in a compact form as it is not readily available except by the haphazard process of putting down a Parliamentary Question?

The Prime Minister

I think the best way is to publish it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Emrys Hughes

Will the Prime Minister include in this report the fees and salaries paid to the directors of the big combines, which will show that they are receiving infinitely more than members of the Coal Board?

Mr. H. D. Hughes

Will the Prime Minister consider approaching the Federation of British Industries to ask them whether they would not consider making available comparable information about private enterprise so that a comparison can be made?