HC Deb 15 December 1948 vol 459 cc160-74W
Mr. Erroll

asked the Prime Minister if he will publish as a White Paper or in the OFFICIAL REPORT a comprehensive list of all members appointed to central and regional nationalised boards of a commercial character with details of individual salaries, pensions, and expenses allowed, together with a separate list showing all individuals holding more than one appointment; and what those appointments are.

The Prime Minister

The members of the Boards of socialised industries, including the executives and the area boards appointed under statute, with details of salaries and allowances, are shown in list A below. The names of those who are members of more than one of these Boards are shown in list B. Some members of public Boards draw pension or retain pension rights in respect of previous employment, but although statutory authority exists for pension arrangements in respect solely of service as a member of a public Board, no such general arrangements have in fact been made.

Office Name Salary Allowance
British Overseas Airways Corporation
Chairman Sir Harold Hartley, K.C.V.O., C.B.E., M.C., F.R.S. £7,500 £1,000*
Deputy Chairman Sir Miles Thomas. D.F.C., M.I.A.E., M.S.A.E. £3,500
Managing Director (Chief Executive). Mr. Whitney Straight, C.B.E., M.C.,D.F.C.
Managing Director (External Affairs). Major J. R McCnndle, O.B.E. M.C
Members(Part-time) Major R. H. Thornton, M.C. £500
Lord Burghley, K.C.M.G.
Sir Clement Jones, C. B.
Marshal of the R.A.F., Lord Douglas of Kirtleside, G.C.B., M.C., D.F.C.
Mr. H. L. Newlands, M.B.E £1,500 undertaking executive duties.
British European Airways Corporation
Chairman Mr. G. d'Erlanger, C.B.E., A.C.A £6,500 £1,000*
Deputy-Chairman (Part-time). Mr. J. H. Keeling £1,500
Managing Director(Chief Executive). Mr. J. V. Wood
Members (Part-time) Alderman I. J. Hayward, J.P. £1,500 all on executive duties.
Wing-Commander A. H. Measures, C.B.E., M.I.Mech.E.
Sir Patrick Dollan, LL.D., D.L. J.P
Mr. W. A. Edmenson, C.B.E.
British South American Airways Corporation
Chairman Mr. J. W. Booth £6,000 £500*
Deputy Chairman Sir John Stephenson, C.B.E.. J.P. £1,500
Members Mr. G. Mc. T. Sheppard £750
Lord Kershaw, O.B.E., J.P
Sir Francis Brake, M.I.E.E
Board of Cable and Wireless Ltd.
Chairman Sir Stanley Angwin,K.B.E..D.S.O.. M.C., T.D. £2,500 £350
Managing Director Mr. J. Innes, C.B. £5,000 £350
Director (Full-time) Maj.-Gen, L. B. Nicholis, C.B., C.B.E. £2,000
Directors (Part-time) Mr. C. N. Gallie £750
Mr. A. Black
* These sums are exclusive of (a) overseas visits. (b) special large-scale entertainments. (c) car and chauffeur.
They are inclusive of travelling and subsistence expenses in this country. Travelling and subsistence expenses in this country of other members are reimbursed.
† Remuneration for full-time executive appointment has been determined by the Corporation.

Office Name Salary [Allowance
National Coal Board Chairman Viscount Hyndley, G.B.E. £8,500 £10,000 for the Board as a whole.
Deputy Chairman Sir Arthur W. Street, G.C.B. K.B.E., C.M.G., C.I.E., M.C. £5,000 (personal)
Members (Full-time) Sir Geoffrey Vickers, V.C. £5,000
Mr. L. H. H. Lowe
Sir Charles Ellis, F.R.S
Mr. E. E. Edwards
Mr. T. E. B. Young
Sir Joseph Hallsworth
Member (Part-time) Sir Robert Burrows Unpaid
Colonial Development CorporationChairman Rt. Hon Lord Trergarne £5,000
Deputy Chairman Sir Frank Stockdale, G.C.M.G., C.B.E £3,000
Members (Part-time) Mr. E. C. Tansley, C.M.G. £500
Sir Miles Thomas, D.F.C., M.I.A.E., M.S.A.E.
Mr. H.M. Hume, C.B.E., M.C.
Mr. H. M. Gibson, J.P.
Mr. R. E. Brook, O.B.E.
Lord Milverton, G.C.M.G.
Mr. J. Rosa, O.B.E. Unpaid
Sir Charles Darwin, K.B.E.
M.C., Sc.D., F.R.E.
Raw Cotton Commission
Chairman Mr. H. O. R. Hindley £5,000 £500
Members (Full-time) Mr. J. T. Porritt £3,000 £250
Members(Part-time) Mr. J. M. Cook £500
Mr. A. J. Byrne
Mr. J. Etherington
Mr. W. A. M. Hesketh
Sir Ralph Lacey
Mr. A. Roberts, O. B. E. J. P.
Mr. C. Schofield
Mr. A V Symons Unpaid
British Electricity Authority
Chairman Rt. Hon. Lord Curine, K.B.E. £8,500 £2,500 for the Board as a whole.
Two Sir Henry Self, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., K.B.E. £5,000
Vice-Chairmen Mr. J. Hacking, M.I.E.E.
Member (Full-time) Mr. E. W. Bussey, C.B.E. £3,500
Members (Part-time) Dame Caroline Haslett D.B.E., Comp. I.E.E. £1,000
Alderman Sir William Walker, J.P., M.I.E.E., M.I.Mech.E.
Lieut.-Colonel E. H. E. Woodward, M.C., T.D., B.Sc. (Eng.), M.I.E.E.
Rt. Hon. T. Johnston, LL.D. Unpaid
Four Chairmen of Area Boards Mr. H. J. Randall, F.C.I.S., C.I.E.E Salaries as Chairmen of Area Boards-see below
Mr. J. S. Pickles, B.Sc., M.I.E.E
Aid. W. S. Lewis; C.B.E., J.P.
Mr. J. Eccles, B.Sc., M.Inst.C.E., M.I.E.E., M.I.Mech.E

Office Name Salary Allowance
Electricity Area Boards Chairmen Full-time £4,000* £1,500 for each Board
Deputy Chairmen Full-time £3,500
Members Part-time £750†
London Etectricity Board Chairman Mr. H. J. Randall, F.C.I.S., C.l.E.E.
Deputy Chairman Mr. E. A. Mills, M.Inst.C.E., M.I.E.E. M.I.Mech.E.
Members Mr. W. J. H. Wood, M.I.Mech.E., M.I.E.E.
Mr. P. Dunsheath, C.B.E., D.Sc.
Alderman C. W. Dixon
Mr. W. A. Jones
Mrs. George Dunbar, O.B.E.
Mr. G. Eley,C.B.E.. M.A.
Alderman I. J. Hayward, J.P. (Chairman, Consultative Council)
South Eastern Chairman Mr. N. Elliott, C.B.E.. M.A., M.I.E.E., M.Inst.C.E.
Deputy Chairman Mr. W. R. T. Skinner, B.Sc., M.I.Mech.E., M.I.E.E.
Members Mr. G. Humphreys
Alderman E. Simms Sir Merrik R. Burrell, Bt., C.B.E. J.P
Mr. W. J. Oswald, A.M.I.E.E.
Mr. C. G. Morley New, M.I.E.E.
The Rt. Hon. Viscount Falmouth
Councillor M A. Bulloch, A.C.G.I., A.M.I.E.E. (Chairman, Consultative Council).
Southern Chairman Mr. H. Nimmo. M.Inst.C.E., M.I.E.E., M.I.Mech.E.
Deputy Chairman Mr. R. R. B. Brown, B.A., B.Sc.
Members Professor H. G. Sanders, M.A.,Ph.D.
Alderman J. P. D. Lacey, O.B.E.,J.P.
Lt.-CoI. E. L. Luce, D.S.O., T.D., J.P.
Councillor A. Lockwood
Mr. W. H. Lawson, B.A., F.C.A.
Major H. Richardson, O.B.E., M.C., T.D. J.P., F.R.S.E. M.I.E.E., M.I.Mech.E.
Major Sir Hubert Young, K.C.M.G., D.S.O. (Chairman, Consultative Council).
South Western Chairman Mr. S. F. Steward, C.B.E., M.I.P.E.
Deputy Chairman Mr. H. Midgley, M.Sc. (Eng.). M.I.C.E., M.I.E.E.
Members Engineer Vire-Admiral Sir John Kingcome, K.C.B., M.I.Mech.E., M.I.N.A.
Mr. F. Forrest, C.B.E. M.Inst.C.E., M.I.Mech.E., M.I.E.E.
Mr. A. M. Irens, M.I.E.E., A.F.R.Ae.S.
Mr. G. H. Johnstone, D.L..O.B.E.
Councillor S. H. Payne, J. P.
Alderman H. J. Perry, J.P. (Chairman, Consultative Council).
Eastern Chairman Mr. C. T. Melling, M.Sc. (Tech.),M.I.E.E., M.I.Mech.E.
Deputy Chairman Mr. H. C. Waters, A.M.I.E.E.
Members Capt. J. M. Donaldson, M.C., M.Inst.C.E., M.I.E.E.
Mr. W. J. Humphreys
Sir Cecil Oakes, C.B.E.
Alderman W. J. Bennett, J. P. (also Chairman, Consultative Council).
Mr W. Newcome-Baker. A.I.B.A.E.
* Two Chairmen of Area Boards continue to receive the higher salaries which they were paid a officer of undertaking absorbed under the Act.
† Chairmen of Consultative Councils receive £1,000

Office Name Salary Allowance
East Midlands
Chainnan Mr. C. R. King
Deputy Chairman Mr. J. Mould, A.M.I.E.E.
Members Alderman A. Sturgess, O.B.E.,J.P.
Mr. G. H. B. Wilson. O.B.E.. M.C., A.F.C.. J.P.
Alderman A. Joyce, J. P
Mr. J. T. Graham
Alderman J. Minto
Mr. L. L. Perkins (also Chairman Consultative Council).
Chainnan Alderman W. S. Lewis, C.B.E., J.P.
Deputy Chairman Mr. D. H. Kendon, B.Sc. (Eng.), M.l.E.E.
Members Councillor A. E. Bennett, J.P.
Capt. L. H. Green, M.B.E
Mr. S. Burman, M.B.E
Mr. C. R. Heathcock, F.C.I.S.
Mr. J. McDowall
Mr. G. B. Partridge
Alderman H. Leason, J.P., A.M.I.E.E. (Chairman, Consultative Council).
South Wales
Chairman Mr. L. Howles, M.l.E.E., M.I.Struct.E., F.R.S.A.
Deputy Chairman Mr. E. Jones, M.I.E.E., M.I.Mech.E.
Members Councillor I. R. Thomas
Alderman T. Evans, J.P.
Sir Gerald Brace, K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.
Mr. B. Curran
Professor R. James, D.I.C., A.M.I. Mech. E.
Mr. L. Parsons
Alderman A. E. Gough, J.P. (Chainnan, Consultative Council).
Merseyside and North Wales
Chairman Mr. J. Eccles, B.Sc.. M.Inst.C.E.. M.l.E.E., M.I.Mech.E.
Deputy Chairman Mr. D. P. Oliver
Members Mr. G. K. Paton, M.l.E.E.
Alderman A. Hewitt, O.B.E., D.L.. J.P
Mr. J. A. Duncan, B.Sc.
Councillor A. O. Roberts, J.P. (also Chairman, Consultative Council).
Sir Arthur Pickup
Mr. H. Evans, J.P.
Chairman Mr. W. M. Lapper, O.B.E., A.M.I.E.E.
Deputy Chairman Mr. F. Newey, M.l.E.E.
Members Capt. A. W. Brown, M.B.E.
Mr. H. F. Sherborne, M.C., M.A.
Alderman J. H. Bingham
Mr. R. E. Crowe
Mr. A. R. Baines, C.B.E.
Councillor H. Fairbotham, J.P.
Alderman W. Leach (Chairman, Consultative Council).
North Eastern
Chairman Mr. H. H. Mullens
Deputy Chairman Mr. T. E. Daniel, M.Eng., A.M.I.Mech.E. M.I.E.E,
Members Councillor Miss N. Balls, J.P.
Mr. C. I. C. Bosanquet
Col. E. G. Angus, C.B.E., M.C., T.D., D.L.
Alderman C. F. Sanderson
Alderman J. W. Mitchell
Mr. W. S. Hall, M.B.E., J.P. (Chainnan, Consultative Council).

Office Name Salary Allowance
North Western
Chairman Mr. G. Gibson, C.H., LL.D.
Deputy Chairman Mr. R. A. S. Thwaites, B.Sc. (Eng.), M.Inst.C.E., M.I.E.E., M.I.Mech.E.
Members Col. J. S. A. Walker, M.I.C.E., M.I.Mech.E.
Alderman H. E. Rhodes, J.P.
Miss N. Kenyon
Alderman J. R. Potts. J.P.
Mr. E. J. Smith
Mr. M. L. Haselden
Alderman Wright-Robinson (Chairman, Consultative Council).
South East Scotland
Chairman Sir Norman Duke, K.B.E., C.B.. D.S.O., M.C.
Deputy Chairman Mr. W. S. Sawtell, M.I.E.E.
Members Mr. G. McLaren, C.B.E., J.P.
Sir Ernest Wedderburn, O.B.E., D.Sc. LL.B., LL.D.
Capt. R. J. Thomson, D.L.
Mr. R. W. McCrone, B.Sc. (Eng.).
A.M.I.C.E., M.C.
Bailie J. M. Airlie (also (Chairman, Consultative Council).
South West Scotland
Chairman Mr. J. S. Pickles, B.Sc., M.I.E.E.
Deputy Chairman Mr. W. Hutton, M.A., LL.B.
Members Mr. T. Murray
Col. J. G. Crabbe, O.B.E., M.C.
Mr. J. Millar
Mr. J. B. Mavor
Mr. G. Morgan, M.I.E.E.
Mr. J. Sullivan
Bailie A. B. Mackay (Chairman. Consultative Council).
North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board
Chairman (Part-time) Rt. Hon. Tom Johnston, LL.D Unpaid £1,500 for the Board as a whole.
Deputy Chairman Mr. A. E. MacColl £3,500
Members (Part-time) Provost G. T. M'Glashan, J.P £750
Mr. Neil Beaton
Sir Hugh Mackenzie, C.B.E., J.P.
Lord Provost Archibald Powrie. O.B.E. J.P.
Mr. J. M. Erskine, C.B.E., D.L., J.P.
Overseas Food Corporation
Chairman Mr. L. A. Plummer £5,000 £2,000 for the Board as a whole.
Vice-Chairman Mr. J. McFadyen £4,000
General Manager Major-General D. Harrison, C.B., D.S.O.M.I.C.E. £4,000
Members (Full-time) Sir Charles Lockhart, K.B.E. £3,000
Mr. A. J. Wakefield, C.M.G.
Mr. J. Rosa, O.B.E.
Members (Part-time) Mr. F. Samuel £500
Lord Rothschild, G.M., Ph.D.
Sir Frank Stockdale, G.C.M.G., C.B.E. (Representative of the Colonial Development Corporation). Unpaid

Office Name Salary Allowance
British Transport Commission
Chairman Sir Cyril Hurcomb, G.C.B., K.B.E. £8,500 of which £7,000 only is drawn. £4,000 for the Commission as a whole.
Members (Whole- time) Mr. J. Benstead, C.B.E. £5,000
Lord Rusholme
Sir William Wood, K.B.E.
Members (Part-time) Captain Sir Ian Bolton, Bart., O.B.E. £1,000
Railway Executive
Chairman Sir Eustace Missenden, O.B.E. £7,000
Members (Whole-time) Mr. W. P. Allen, C.B.E. £5,000
Mr. V. M. Barrington-Ward, C.B.E., D.S.O.
Mr. D. Blee
Mr. R. A. Riddles, C.B.E.
Mr. J. C. L. Train, M.C., M.I.C.E.
One member who was an officer of an undertaking absorbed under the Act will continue to receive the higher amount he was then paid.
Members (Part-time) Mr. C. Nevile £750
Sir Wilfrid Ayre Unpaid
London Transport Executive
Chairman Rt. Hon. Lord Latham £5,000
Members (Whole-time) Mr. John Cliff £3,500
Mr. A. H. Grainger
Mr. L. C. Hawkins
Mr. A. B. B. Valentine
In three cases in which officer a of L.P.T.B. were in receipt higher salaries they will continue to receive the higher amount.
Members (Part-time) Sir Richard Burbidge, Bt., C.B.E. £750
Sir Edward Hardy
Mr. T. E. Williams
Road Transport Executive
Chairman Maj.-Gen. G. N. Russell, C.B., C.B.E. £5,000
Members (Whole-time) Mr. C. Barrington, M.I.Mech.E., M.I.A.E., M.Inst.T. £3,500
Mr. G. Cardwell, M.Inst.T
Mr. H. E. Clay
Mr. A. Henderson, M.Inst.T.
Members (Part-time) Mr. W. Beckett £750
Mr. H. Dutfield, M.Inst.T.
Mr. P. J. R. Tapp, C.B.E., M.C., M.Inst.T.
Docks and Inland Waterways Executive
Chairman Sir Reginald H. Bill. K.B.E., C.B. £5,000
Members (Whole- time). Sir Robert Letch £3,500
Mr. J. Donovan
Mr. R. Davidson
Members (Part-time) Mr. G. Cadbury £750
Sir Hector McNeil
Sir Ernest H. Murrant, K.C.M.G., M.B.E. Unpaid
Hotels Executive
Chairman Rt. Hon. Lord Inman, J.P £5,000
Member Whole- time). Mr. F. G. Hole £3,000*
Members (Part-time) Mrs. Ella Gasking £500
Mr. E. W. Wimble, C.B.E.
Sir Harry Methven Unpaid
*Continues to receive the higher salary, of which he was in receipt as an officer of the Railway Executive.

Office Name Salary Allowance
Gas Council
Chairman Mr. A. E. Sylvester, F.C.A £6,000
Deputy Chairman Col H. C. Smith, C.B.E., D.L., J.P., M.Inst.C.E. £5,000£1,500 for the Council as a whole.
Area Gas Boards,
Chairmen £4,500* £1,500 for each Board.
Deputy Chairmen £3,500
Member (Full-time) £3,000
Member (Part-time) £500
*In two cases in which officers of gas undertakings have existing contracts at a higher salary they will receive a personal addition to the salary of £4,500.

The following have already been appointed:

Scottish Gas Board Sir Andrew Clow, K.C.S.I., C.I.E.
Northern Gas Board Mr. E. Crowther, M.Eng., A.M.lnst.C.E.,M.l.Gas.E.
North Western Gas Board Colonel W. M. Carr, O.B.E., T.D., M.l.Gas.E.
North Eastern Gas Board Dr. Roger Edwards.
East Midlands Gas Board Mr. Henry F. Jones, M.B.E
West Midlands Gas Board Mr. G. le B. Diamond.
Wales Gas Board Mr. Mervyn Jones, M. A., LL.M. (Cantab.), LL.B. (Wales).
Eastern Gas Board Sir John Stephenson, C.B.E., J.P
North Thames Gas Board Mr. Michael Milne-Watson.
South Eastern Gas Board Mr. W. K. Hutchison. B.A., B.Sc., M., Chem.E.
Southern Gas Board Mr. O. R. Guard.
South Western Gas Board Mr. C. H. Chester, O.B.E., M.l.Mech. E. F. C.S. M.I.Gas.E.

Deputy Chairmen of Area Gas Board
North Thames Mr. Falconer Moffat Birks.
Southern Mr. S. E. Whitehead.
Wales Mr. R. S. Snelling.
Scotland Mr. D. D. Burns.
North-Eastern Mr. G. E. Currier.
West Midlands Mr. G. A. Matthews.
Eastern Mr. J. H. Dyde.

Sir Miles Thomas Deputy Chairman, British Overseas Airways Corporation.
Member Colonial Development Corporation.
Sir John Stephenson Chairman, Eastern Gas Board.
Deputy Chairman, British South American Airways Corporation. (Salary for combined appointment under consideration.)
Sir Frank Stockdale Deputy Chairman, Colonial Development Corporation.
Member Overseas Food Corporation.
Mr. J. Rosa Member Colonial Development Corporation.
Member Overseas Food Corporation
Alderman I.J. Hayward, J.P. Member British European Airways Corporation.
Member London Electricity Board.

In addition, the Rt. Hon. Tom Johnston, Chairman of the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board, and four Chairmen of Electricity Area Boards (Mr. J. Eccles, Alderman W. S. Lewis, Mr. J. S. Pickles and M r. H. J. Randall) serve, without additional remuneration, as members of the Central Electricity Authority pursuant to Sections 3 (2) (b) and (e) of the Electricity Act. 1947.

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