HC Deb 15 May 1969 vol 783 c1617
14. Mr. Kenneth Baker

asked the Postmaster-General what will be the salaries of the Chairman and members of the Post Office Board when the Post Office becomes a nationalised industry.

Mr. Stonehouse

These details will be given as and when appointments are made.

Mr. Baker

Since the Post Office will be in the top league of nationalised industries, may I press the right hon. Gentleman to pay top league salaries, as recommended in the Prices and Incomes Board's Report; namely, £20,000 a year for the Chairman and appropriate levels down the scale? As they are new appointments, may I ask him to pay the full £20,000 and not the reduced level that other chairmen are getting?

Mr. Stonehouse

I shall pay the proper rate to get the best man for the chairmanship and the best men or women as directors.

Mr. Stratton Mills

Will the right hon. Gentleman confirm that the Deputy Chairman is to receive £2,000 a year, and be part-time, as is rumoured?

Mr. Stonehouse

I cannot confirm or deny rumours that appear in the Press.