§ Mr. Maurice Edelman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many public appointments other than those supervised by the Civil Service Commission depend on his nomination; what is the annual cost of the consequential emoluments chargeable to public funds; and whether he will publish a schedule of the offices within his gift, other than those which are supervised by the Civil Service Commission.
§ Mr. Maudling
The words used by the hon. Member leave me in some doubt as to which appointments he has in mind. But if I am right in assuming that he is concerned with paid appointments to public boards (i) for which I have statutory responsibility, and (ii) the costs of which are met from public funds, the answer is that there are 62 such appointments, some whole-time and some part-time. The emoluments amount to some £73,000 a year. The appointments are:
- Chairman, 2 deputy-chairmen and 9 members of the Community Relations Commission.
- Chairman and 4 members of the Gaming Board.
- Chairman, vice-chairman and 31 members Chairman and 11 members of the Race of the Parole Board.
- Relations Board.