HC Deb 19 February 1952 vol 496 cc5-6W
Mr. J. Morrison

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury why, in Command Paper No. 8433, the only reference to the use of a car and chauffeur for official duties as part of the allowance to a member of a public board is confined to the post of Chairman of the British Overseas Airways Corporation; and how many members of such boards do possess this facility.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

, pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 11th February, 1952, col. 134]: The reference in Cmd. 8433 to a car and chauffeur for official duties is to the posts both of Chairman of B.O.A.C. and of Chairman of B.E.A.C. For the purpose of greater clarity a note points out that the allowances set out in colunm 3 are exclusive of this and certain other specified terms.

The answer to the second part of the Question is 45. In addition, 8 are provided with a car, and 3 with a driver.

I am of the opinion that these items should also be included in future editions of the White Paper and I have so arranged.

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