HC Deb 22 June 1966 vol 730 cc83-4W
89. Mr. Bidwell

asked the Minister of Transport what were the hours worked and duties performed during 1965 by the chairmen and by the other 9 members of the British Railways Board, respectively; and what expenses were paid in addition to their salaries.

Mrs. Castle

The Chairman and the Members of the Board are responsible for managing the country's railway system and its ancillary activities. The Chairman directs this work. Their hours of work are dictated by the demands of the job. They are not paid allowances, but reasonable expenses incurred directly on the business of the Board are reimbursed from Board funds.

90. Mr. Bidwell

asked the Minister of Transport whether she is satisfied that the employment of four part-time members of the British Railways Board during 1965 was necessary; and what were the duties or work they carried out.

Mr. John Morris

Yes. Under the Chairman, the part-time Members are responsible with the full-time Members for the formulation of the Board's policy.