HC Deb 01 May 1950 vol 474 cc1405-6
47. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

asked the Lord President of the Council what is the total compensation for loss of office or emolument that has been paid or become due from industries now nationalised

Mr. H. Morrison

As far as it has been possible to ascertain in the time available, I understand that the total expenditure incurred by the various Boards up to 31st March, 1950, has been about £600,000.

Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

In order to dispel allegations that excessive amounts have been paid, will the Lord President arrange to publish the amounts paid to the people concerned, who are said to include Members of this House?

Mr. Morrison

I was not aware of that. I would not like to give an answer without consulting the Ministers in charge of the Departments concerned, which I will do.