HC Deb 26 June 1978 vol 952 c400W
Mr. Mates

asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many fork-lift trucks, high-lift trucks and digger loaders have been imported for the last convenient period; and under which tariff code.

Mr. Meacher

Following is the available information for the period January to May 1978:

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 posts.

Mr. Dell

I have made 15 full-time appointments, all salaried and 254 part-time appointments, of which 41 are salaried, to the public bodies for which I am responsible. The annual salaries total £345,264. Comprehensive information on expenses is not readily available. The number of appointments is kept continually under review.