HC Deb 14 January 1988 vol 125 cc362-3W
Mr. Nicholas Bennett

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will detail the current administrative costs of the dock labour scheme and the individual administrative costs of each local board in each of the past 10 years.

Mr. Patrick Nicholls

I have been asked to reply.

I refer my hon. Friend to the income and expenditure account which is published in the annual report and accounts for the National Dock Labour Board and in the notes to the accounts which follow. The latest published figures, for the year ended 27 December, 1986, show that the board's management levy was maintained at 2¾ per cent. of the total leviable wage bill, and amounted to £4.3 million. Administrative costs for individual local boards are not made public.