HC Deb 28 June 1978 vol 952 cc599-600W
Mr. Holland

asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether she will give the number of public bodies, excluding departmental committees but including statutory corporations, to which she 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.

Mrs. Hart

There are seven bodies to which I may make a maximum of 31 paid appointments. The current annual cost is approximately £42,000 of which only approximately £270 is met directly from my departmental Votes.