HC Deb 30 March 1979 vol 965 cc415-6W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether, without incurring disproportionate cost, he will give, for the longest and most convenient period of time, details in respect of any two unnamed persons by way of example in those quasi-autonomous nongovernmental organisations for which he is responsible who have claimed expenses and subsistence and travel allowances, and the total of all such allowances claimed.

Mr. John Grant

A sample survey of claims made by members of bodies connected with my Department showed that for the 1977–78 financial year the lowest payment was £36 and the highest £1,266. The average payment in the sample covered was £236 per person for the year.

It is not possible to provide a total of all such allowances claimed without incurring disproportionate cost.