HC Deb 14 January 1981 vol 996 cc539-40W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Attorney-General whether he will give, at the latest and most convenient date, the names of peers who hold any appointments sponsored or coming under the control of his department or the Lord Chancellor's department and the salary or expense paid or claimed; and how many meetings or conferences, committees or non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible held during the past 12 months were attended by them.

The Attorney-General

[pursuant to his reply, 19 December 1980]: I have made no such appointments. Excluding those who hold full-time judicial office, the names of peers appointed by the Lord Chancellor to paid offices are as follows:


The Lord Hooson, Q.C.

The Lord Wigoder, Q.C.

Chairman, Council on Tribunals

The Right Honourable The Lord Gibson-Watt, M.C.

Member, Council on Tribunals

The Lord Wigoder, Q.C.

The salary of the chairman of the Council on Tribunals, a half-time appointment, is £10,222 a year.

Members of the Council on Tribunals receive a retainer of £1,880 a year. The fee payable to recorders is £105 a day, but the holder of a full-time public appointment who undertakes part-time judicial duties receives no remuneration in addition to his full-time salary.

The two recorders listed have sat for a total of 55 days to date. Record of the other sittings and attendances and of the expenses paid are not held centrally and could not be obtained without disproportionate cost.

A number of other peers hold unpaid offices as follows: Member of Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts. Member of Advisory Committees on the appointment of Justices of the Peace. Member of the Advisory Committees on the Appointment of General Commissioners of Income Tax. Justice of the Peace. General Commissioner of Income Tax. Landowner Member of Agricultural Land Tribunals