HC Deb 31 January 1989 vol 146 c114W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give the total cost of any European Economic Community appointments either in the United Kingdom or the rest of the European Economic Community paid for by the Treasury.

Mr. Brooke

Under the detached national experts scheme, Government employees from member states may be temporarily seconded to the European Commission. In such cases the member states continue to pay the basic salaries of the officials concerned.

Comprehensive information about the total cost of United Kingdom-paid salaries under this scheme is not available.