HC Deb 29 January 1981 vol 997 cc478-9W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister for the Civil Service what other payments Lord Thomson of Monifieth receives from public funds in addition to his £19,048 salary and expense allowance; and whether any of these payments or attendance allowances are on a tax-free basis.

Mr. Hayhoe

Lord Thomson's salary and expense allowance as chairman of the Independent Broadcasting Authority are not paid out of public funds but from the authority's own funds.

The only money which Lord Thomson is entitled to draw from public funds is the peers' expenses allowance. This allowance is tax free.