§ Mr. Sproat
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what are the bodies for which his Department is responsible which would fulfil all the criteria for inclusion in "A Director of Paid Public Appointments Made By Ministers", produced by the Civil Service Department, except for the fact that those appointed are not paid; in respect of which of these bodies expenses are paid; what those expenses amounted to in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what were all the other main constituent costs.
§ Mr. Dell
The available information is shown below. In principle, all members whom I appoint are entitled to reimbursement of travel, subsistence and incidental expenses necessarily incurred in the course of carrying out the duties of the appointment.
A mistake has come to light in the figure of 274 part-time appointments given to the hon. Member last year.—[Vol. 932, c. 452.] That figure inadvertently included two official committees to which I do not in fact make appointments, and should accordingly be reduced to 249. I apologise for the error.