§ 44. Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Minister for the Civii Service why he will not take steps to reduce the salaries or extend the working week of part-time chairmen and members of statutory boards who spend only two days per week at their 536 part-time work and as chairmen receive £6,000 per annum.
§ Mr. David Howell
There is no part-time chairman of a statutory board who receives £6,000 a year and spends two days a week on the work.
§ Mr. Lewis
Is not the hon. Gentleman aware that, in reply to a Question, I have been told that, on average, these part-time chairmen do work two days a week, and there are such people as the chairman of the B.B.C. who does two days a week for £6,000 a year? Is it not a bit too much to tell the dockers that they cannot have a basic rate of £20 a week when people of that sort are getting £57 a day?
§ Mr. Howell
The chairmen of statutory boards put in the hours necessary to do the job. If the hon. Gentleman has a point to raise about the chairman of the B.B.C., he should address it to my right hon. Friend the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications.