HC Deb 30 January 1976 vol 904 cc371-2W
Mr. Powell

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what are the qualifications which Mr. R. Darlington possesses to give him special advice; when this gentleman was appointed; where he occupies an office; and at what salary he is employed.

is 58,385 at 31st March 1975, and the cost of these staff in 1974–75 was £174,091,000. The staff total, which does not include the staff of the water companies, supersedes the figure given in my answer of 4th December—[Vol. 901, c. 713]—to the hon. Member for Norfolk, North (Mr. Howell), which by mistake included the staffs of the English water companies. I am sorry for this error, on which I have written to the hon. Member concerned.