HC Deb 15 November 1965 vol 720 c676
35. Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop

asked the Paymaster-General what are his duties ex officio as treasurer of the Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation; and whether these include responsibility for the investment portfolio.

The Paymaster-General (Mr. George Wigg)

The Answer, Sir, to the first part of the Question is "Nil personally"; the answer to the second part is "No, Sir".

Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop

While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for that reply, may I ask why his duties are nil when it is laid down by Act of Parliament that he has duties as treasurer of the Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation?

Mr. Wigg

The Act of Parliament appoints the Paymaster-General ex officio. The hon. Member asked what my duties are in that connection and they are nil. The position is exactly the same as for my 35 predecessors since the Act was passed.