HC Deb 14 January 1977 vol 923 c600W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hours per week the Chairman of the Horserace Totalisator Board attends to his part-time duties; what is his salary and other stated emoluments; and what is the total annual cost of all expenses connected with the Horserace Totalisator Board.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

The Chairman's salary of £8,480 is calculated on the basis of a four day a week commitment. The expenses paid to the Chairman and other members of the Board in 1975–76 amounted to £2,763. In that year, the Board received stakes of £49,343,505, distributed £39,752,350 among persons making winning bets, paid £3,136,073 in betting duty and levy, and met operating expenses of £6,526,268, which included the salaries and expenses of the Board and its staff.