HC Deb 19 May 1924 vol 173 cc1853-4W

asked the Minister of Agriculture the cost to the taxpayer of the expenses incurred by appointed members, employers' representatives, and workers' representatives, respectively, on the Agricultural Wages Board and the district wages committees in each year under the Corn Production Acts, 1917 to 1920?


The Ministry's records do not distinguish the amounts paid to each of the several categories of members mentioned in the question, but in the aggregate the fees (including subsistence) at the rates of 3 guineas and 1½ guineas per day respectively, and travelling expenses paid to appointed members of the Agricultural Wages Board and the district wages committees, together with subsistence allowances at £1 per night and corresponding allowances for day attendances to representative members of the wages board and the district wages committees and travelling expenses of representative members were as follow:

Fees. Travelling and Incidental Expenses. Total.
£ £ £
1917–18 (4 months). 880 880
1918–19 8,493 6,019 14,512
1919–20 6,857 5,420 12,277
1920–21 6,170 4,884 11,054
Total 21,520 17,203 38,723