HC Deb 11 December 1980 vol 995 c430W
Mr. George

asked the Prime Minister what are the salaries of the chairmen and individual appointees of the non-departmental bodies which have been set up since 3 May 1979.

The Prime Minister

The chairmen and members of the majority of non-departmental bodies set up since 3 May 1979 serve unpaid. The information requested for those who are paid is as follows:

Downing Street on 4 December prior to and subsequent upon a Cabinet meeting on the needs for Government cuts and savings proved successful; whether arrangements will be made for a similar display at other Government offices, in the Palace of Westminster and other Government or public places; and what were the costs involved in this exhibition and the savings made since the display.

The Prime Minister

The exhibition, which cost £2,800, was successful in its purpose of reminding us of the size and nature of the resources we manage and of the scope for sensible economies. Its further use is being considered.