§ Mr. Sillars
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what has been the amount of public expenditure on airport development in Scotland and England, respectively, over the past 10 years.
§ Mr. Clinton Davis
In the 10 years ended 31st March 1978, Government grants of £36.1 million in Scotland and £0.8 million in England have been made for the development of airports.
Members' expenses during 12 months to 31st March 1978 Other main constituent costs during the same period Advisory Committee for the National Film Development Fund Information not available: all costs are met by the National Film Finance Corporation out of its own resources. Advisory Committee on Historic Wreck Sites £225 (a) Advisory Committee on Pilotage £7,400 £90 Air Travel Reserve Fund Agency The only information available is in the Agency's Annual Report and Accounts which is laid before Parliament British Overseas Trade Advisory Council £298 £562 (a) Distribution of Statistics Advisory Committee NIL £356 (a) Export Guarantees Advisory Council NIL (a) Insolvency Law Review Committee £2,784 £1,586 (a) Insurance Advisory Panel NIL NIL Insurance Brokers' Registration Council Information not available: no costs fall on public funds Interim Action Committee on the Film Industry £510 £124 Northern Lighthouse Board Information not available: all expenses are met from general lighthouse funds Overseas Projects Board NIL £168 (a) Simplification of International Trade Procedures Board £636 £268,912 Working Party to Review Tourist Boards' Accommodation Guides £95 £162(a) Note (a) In certain cases costs additional to any shown are incurred by officials in providing a secretariat, information on which is not readily available.
§ Mr. Gwilym Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many full-time 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 posts.