HC Deb 15 February 1963 vol 671 cc237-8W
Captain Kerby

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs haw many paid appointments to posts outside the Civil Service he has within his patronage; what is the nature of each appointment; and what salary is payable in each case.

Sir K. Joseph

Following is the information requested:

Commission for the New Towns
1 Chairman 5,000
1 Deputy Chairman* 2,500
1 Member* 2,500
3 Members† 1,000
* Also chairman of a local committee.
† I am empowered to appoint a further 9 members but it is not my immediate intention to do so.

New Towns Development Corporations

11 Chairmen 2,000
11 Deputy Chairmen 1,000
60 Members‡ 500
‡ I am empowered to appoint a further 17 members but it is not my immediate intention to do so.

Letchworth Garden City Corporation

1 Chairman§ 2,500
3 Members§ 500
§ The Minister makes these appointments and approves the salaries but the Corporation derives no funds from the Exchequer.

National Parks Commission

1 Chairman 2,000
1 Deputy Chairman 1,000

Rent Tribunals There are 40 rent tribunals—34 in England and 6 in Wales. Work is on a sessional basis with provision for a Chairman and 2 members at each session. The sessional fee varies from 3 to 4½ guineas for the Chairman and from 2 to 3 guineas for the members, depending on the length of the session.

Sutton Dwellings Trust 4 of the trustees are appointed by the Minister. Each receives a payment of 150 guineas a year out of the Trust's own funds.

Analysts 12 analysts are appointed jointly by the Minister and the Secretary of State for Scotland for the purposes of the Rag Flock and Other Filling Materials Act 1951. They are paid fees varying from 9s. to 59s. according to the type of test carried out.