HC Deb 09 March 1979 vol 963 cc862-3W
Mr. Robert Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the total increase in membership of the Central Arbitration Committee during the year ended 31st March 1978 which caused an increase in salaries and other expenses from £100,632 to £336,980.

Mr. Harold Walker

An additional 10 deputy chairmen and 40 members were appointed to the Central Arbitration Committee in the year ended 31 March 1978 to deal with the committee's increased workload. The difference in total operating costs between 1976–77 and 1977–78 reflects also the additional staff that were required to service the committee.