§ Mr. Gwilym Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many full-time and part-time appointments, respectively, are made by her 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 she will take steps to reduce the number of posts.
§ Mrs. Shirley Williams
Six full-time and 116 part-time. The total annual cost is about £185,000. These appointments are kept under review to ensure that no more are made than are necessary.