HC Deb 26 March 1971 vol 814 cc231-2W
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.