§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Attorney-General when Mr. Michael West QC was first appointed a Crown court recorder and at what salary and expenses; and what has been his total claim and receipt of income from this appointment to date or when his appointment ceased.
Mr. Michael West QC was first appointed a recorder on 10 November 1975. His appointment came to an end on 9 November 1981. Recorders do not receive a salary but are paid a daily fee; the rates for the period of Mr. West's appointment are shown in the following table. Mr. West received a total of £7,536 in fees for his work as a recorder over the six years.
Recorders receive travel and subsistence expenses at rates in line with those payable elsewhere in the public service. It is not in accordance with practice to reveal the expenses claimed by, or paid to, individuals.
Date Rate of daily fee for recorders 1 January 1975 £60 1 January 1978 £66 1 January 1980 £90 1 April 1980 £105 1 April 1981 £111