HC Deb 11 December 1980 vol 995 c429W
Q41. Mr. Ron Brown

asked the Prime Minister if she is satisfied with the Government's efforts to increase productivity in industry.

The Prime Minister

Improved productivity depends primarily on the ability of managements and the commitment of their work forces to find more efficient ways of producing goods which people want to buy. The main role of the Government is the creation of the right

Responsible Department Body Remuneration
Department of the Environment London Housing Staff Commission Chairman £65 daily fee
Members £50 daily fee
Department of Health and Social Security Advisory Group on London Health Service Chairman £66 daily fee
Members (7) £42 daily fee
(9) unpaid
Department of Trade Pilotage Commission Chairman (part-time) £4,448 per annum
Commissioners (9) (part-time) £1,750 per annum
Department of Transport Inquiry into Lorries, People and the Environment* Chairman £30 daily fee
Assessors £25 daily fee
* Wound up 9 December 1980

Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Prime Minister what have been the savings on the reduction and abolition of non-departmental public bodies to date; and whether these figures include savings on the costs of salaries and administrative costs, including expenses and reimbursements where these were made in place of salaries and fees.

The Prime Minister

A precise figure is not available, bat the savings will exceed £13 million in the current financial year alone. This figure includes the salaries and other expenses mentioned in the question.