§ Mr. Terry Walker
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will indicate in the OFFICIAL REPORT the terms on which the Chairman and members of the Royal Commission on the Distribution of Income and Wealth have been appointed.
§ Mr. Foot
The information is as follows. The right hon. Lord Diamond was appointed for a period of three years as full-time Chairman of the Royal Commission and receives an annual salary of £16,350 plus threshold payments. The eight other members have been appointed for two years on a part-time basis and receive £1,000 a year. The other terms are similar to those applicable to appointments to statutory bodies.