HC Deb 12 March 1979 vol 964 cc20-1W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list in the Official Report the various tax-free expenses paid to members of boards, committees, and tribunals for which his Department is responsible; and assuming that the recipient is married with two dependent children and an income of £5,000, £10,000, £15,000 and £20,000 per annum, respectively, what these expenses would be worth if subject to income tax.

Mr. Shore

Members of boards, committees and tribunals are reimbursed their travelling and subsistence expenses at the rates applicable to senior civil servants. Details of payments by my Department and of their value if they were subject to income tax could not be obtained except at disproportionate cost.