§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Prime Minister if she will list for 1 July each year from 1979 to 1987 (i) the annual salary payable to the Prime Minister under the Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1972 and (ii) the annual salary actually paid to the Prime Minister; and if she will estimate the new pension currently payable under the Parliamentary and Other Pensions Act 1972 to anyone relinquishing the office of Prime Minister after 1 January 1987.
§ The Prime Minister
The first column in the table sets out the annual salary payable to the Prime Minister under the Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1975. The second column sets out the annual salary actually paid to the Prime Minister. In addition to a salary under the Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1972, the Prime Minister receives the reduced parliamentary salary payable to all Ministers and other office holders in the House of Commons. This is set out in the third column. The fourth column sets out the total salary the Prime Minister is entitled to from both sources. The fifth column sets out the total salary actually paid to the Prime Minister.
The pension payable to anyone relinquishing the office of Prime Minister after 1 January 1987 is currently £16,791 per year.
Following is the table:
§ The Prime Minister
[pursuant to her reply, 2 July, c. 144]: Grants awarded by Government Departments to independent organisations are made according to criteria which depend on the nature of the grant.
For instance, grants to voluntary organisations by the Home Office Voluntary Services Unit are subject to criteria agreed administratively, and these organisations must normally be working at a national level. Grants made under the urban programme by the Department of the Environment are governed by statutory authority, providing that urban aid be directed to particular geographic areas, that the projects meet the current objectives of the urban programme, and that they have the support of the local authority, which has to bear 25 per cent. of the cost. Grants made by the Manpower Services Commission for the provision of training are subject to criteria laying down the nature of the training and the numbers involved.
All Departments are aware of the requirement to ensure value for money.