HC Deb 27 May 1977 vol 932 cc718-20W
Mr. Canavan

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will list all the public appointments for which he is responsible, the names of the present holders of these appointments and their salaries and allowances.

Mr. Gwilym Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many full-and part-time appointments, respectively, are made by him which are not subject to regulation by the Civil Service Commission; what is the total sum paid annually as salary and expenses for such appointments; and if he will take steps to reduce the number of such posts.

Mr. Kaufman

, pursuant to the replies [Official Report 19th May 1977; Vol. 932, c. 268 and 24th May, 197; Vol. 932, c. 451], gave the following information:

Salaried appointments to the British Steel Corporation, the Post Office, Cable and Wireless Ltd., the National Enterprise Board and British Aerospace are included in the White Paper entitled List of Members of Public Boards of a Commercial Character as at 1st April 1977 (Cmnd. 6803). Other salaried appointments are as follows:

Chairman (part-time) £
Sir Horace Heyman 4,432
Members (part-time)
Mr. K. J. Alford 700
Mr. J. Eccles 700
Mr. J. Harle 700
Mr. J. S. Heaton 700
Chairman (part-time)
Sir Roger Falk 250
Chairman (part-time)
Prof. J. H. H. Merriman 1,000
Dep. Chairman (part-time)
Mr. F. Mitchell 750
Mr. D. Firnberg 9,700
Members (part-time)
Mr. A. St. Johnston 675
Mr. W. H. Lake 500
Chairman (part-time)
Lord Schon 2,000*
Managing Director
Mr. W. Makinson 12,829
Members (part-time)
Mr. J. Gormley 1,000†
Mr. C. Jenkins 1,000
Prof. A. W. Johnson 1,000
Mr. F. J. M. Laver 1,000
Sir Peter Matthews 1,000
Prof. L. Maunder 1,000
Mr. L. V. D. Tindale 1,000
Mr. F. A. S. Wood 1,000
* Draws £1,000 only.
† Salary voluntary not drawn.

Annual salaries, including those paid to members of Boards of the British Steel Corporation, the Post Office, Cable and Wireless Limited, the National Enterprise Board and British Aerospace, including appointments since 1st April 1977, total £592,898.

In addition, my right hon. Friend is responsible for 400 part-time appointments none of which is salaried.

Personal allowances are not normally paid to members of public boards, although travelling, subsistence and reasonable hospitality expenses incurred directly on the business of the board are met. Comprehensive information on expenses is not readily available.

The appointments are kept under review to ensure that neither the cost nor the number is excessive.

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