HC Deb 25 June 1979 vol 969 cc64-8W
Mr. George

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, as representing the House of Commons Commissioners, if he will list in the Official Report the number of staff (a) from the House of Commons (b) specialist advisers who served each of the Select Committees in the last two parliamentary sessions; how many Committees did not avail themselves of the right of appointing outside advisers; which outside organisations the advisers appointed came from; of these, how many were full-time and part-time professionals.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

The information is as follows:

The following Select Committees have been staffed as follows in Sessions 1977–78 and 1978–79. House of Commons staff include Speaker's Counsel Office. Staff working part-time for a Committee arc recorded separately, but very occasional use of secretaries is not included. There were no full-time specialist advisers.
House of Commons Staff Specialist advisers
Sessions Committee Full-time Part-time If Committee has power to appoint Part-time Outside organisation/profession
1977–78 European Legislation, &c. 11 1 Yes 0
1978–79 European Legislation, &c. 9 1 Yes 0
1977–78 Expenditure 19* 3 Yes 16 Cambridge, Edinburgh, Sussex and Bath Universities, Hull College of Higher Education London School of Economics, National Council for Economic and Social Research, Royal Navy (rtd.), Army (rtd.), Visnews, Museum Service (rtd.), FCO (rtd.), MAFF (rtd.), local government (rtd.), Policy Studies Institute (2).
1978–79 Expenditure 19* 3 Yes 17 Cambridge, Edinburgh, Reading and Sussex Universities, Bath University (2), Royal Navy (rtd.), Army (rtd.), Royal Air Force (rtd.), Greater London Council, Institute of Cost and Management Accountants, Hull College of Higher Education, London School of Economics University College Cardirt University College Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital Paddington London Hospital.
1977–78 House of Commons (Services) 3 1 Yes 1 Architect.
1978–79 House of Commons (Services) 3 2 Yes 1 Architect.
1977–79 Members' Interests 0 1 No

1977–78 Nationalised Industries 5 0 Yes 6 Central London Polytechnic (2), University of Salford, International Institute of Communications, steel Works director (rtd.), independent industrial consultant.
1978–79 Nationalised Industries 6 1 Yes 2 Central London Polytechnic (2).
1977–78 Overseas Development 1 2 Yes 2 University of Wales (2).
1978–79 Overseas Development 2 1 Yes 3 University of Sussex Universities Wales (2).
1977–78 Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration 1 1 No
1978–79 Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration 0 No
1977–79 Privileges No
1977–79 Procedure 0 2 Yes 0
1977–78 Procedure (Sessional) 0 1 No
1977–79 Public Accounts 1 2 No
1977–79 Race Relations and Immigration 1 1 Yes 1 Barrister.
1977–78 Science and Technology 4 0 Yes 5† Universities of Sheffield, Leicester and Oxford, Imperial College London, I.C.I.
1978–79 Science and Technology 5 0 Yes 1 Cambridge University.
1977–79 Sound Broadcasting 0 1 Yes 0
1977–79 Statutory Instruments (joint) 0 5 No
1977–79 Statutory Instruments
* Includes two seconded from Exchequer and Audit Department.
† Of whom three were appointed lust for one seminar