§ Mr. Holland
asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he will give the number of public bodies, excluding departmental committees but including statutory corporations, to which he makes paid appointments, the total number of such appointments and the estimated total cost to public funds for the last year for which the information is available.737W
§ Mr. Dell,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 28th June 1978; Vol. 952, cols. 570–1], gave the following information:
I make salaried appointments to nine public bodies, excluding advisory and similar departmental committees, the total number of such appointments being 56. Salary costs in respect of three of these bodies only are borne by public funds, the estimated total for the 12 months ending 31st March 1978 being £27,750.