HC Deb 14 July 1965 vol 716 cc85-6W
Sir J. Hobson

asked the Minister without Portfolio how many Commissioners of the Law Commission have been appointed for less than five years; and for how long they have been appointed.

Sir Eric Fletcher


Sir J. Hobson

asked the Minister without Portfolio what salary and remuneration are to be paid to each Commissioner of the Law Commission.

Sir Eric Fletcher

Mr. Justice Scar-man: £8,000 per annum (paid as a Judge).

Mr. Neil Lawson, Q.C.: £7,000 per annum.

Mr. Andrew Martin, Q.C.: £7,000 per annum.

Mr. Norman Marsh: £6,000 per annum.

Professor Gower: £6,000 per annum.

The Commissioners will be entitled to travelling and subsistence expenses on the Civil Service scale.

Sir J. Hobson

asked the Minister without Portfolio what agreement has been made with each Commissioner of the Law Commission as to the payment of pension allowance or gratuity on his retirement Dr death, and upon what conditions; and what payments are to be made by each Commissioner and out of

the dates specified, but for North Staffordshire, figures for 1948, 1958 and 1964 only, have been given.

Following is the information:

public funds towards provision for such pension allowance or gratuity.

Sir Eric Fletcher

As a High Court Judge Mr. Justice Scarman remains entitled to his judicial pension.

Mr. Norman Marsh and Professor Gower will continue their membership of the Federated Superannuation System for Universities. Under this scheme superannuation is based on 15 per cent. of a member's salary of which the member pays 5 per cent. and his employing institution 10 per cent. My noble Friend has determined, in accordance with section 4(2) of the Law Commissions Act 1965, that in the case of these two gentlemen the employer's contribution of 10 per cent. shall be paid by the Crown.

In the case of Mr. Lawson and Mr. Martin, my noble Friend will, at the appropriate time, determine the pensions to be payable to these gentlmen in accordance with arrangements, details of which are as follows: