HC Deb 22 March 1989 vol 149 cc603-4W
Mr. Ingram

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list the individual payments to be made to the members of the national engineering laboratory supervisory board; and what is the projected total cost of the board's activities.

Mr. Newton

[holding answer 20 March 1989]: some of the board's members are civil servants and Scottish Development Agency employees and these members will not receive any membership fee. The five members who are neither civil servants nor employed by the Scottish

Establishment Location Curtailment of work
NERC Headquarters Swindon, Wiltshire No
London No
British Geological Survey Keyworth, Nottingham No
London 1No
Exeter, Devon No
Newcastle-upon-Tyne No
Wallingford, Oxfordshire No
(London Information Office) Geological Museum, London No
Institute of Oceanographic Science
Deacon Laboratory Wormley, Surrey Yes
Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory Birkenhead, Merseyside No
Plymouth Marine Laboratory Plymouth, Devon Yes
Sea Mammal Research Unit Cambridge No
Robert Hooke Institute Oxford No
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
(Merlewood Research Station) Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria No
(Monks Wood Experimental Station) Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire No
(Furzebrook Research Station) Wareham, Dorset Yes
Institute of Hydrology Wallingford, Oxfordshire No
Institute of Virology Oxford No
Freshwater Biological Association (until 1 April 1989 when these Institutes become the Institute of Freshwater Ecology)
(The Ferry House) Ambleside, Cumbria Yes
(The River Laboratory) East Stoke, Dorset Yes
(Eastern Rivers Unit) Huntingdon, Cambridge No
Unit of Comparative Plant Ecology University of Sheffield Yes
Water Resource Systems Research Unit University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne No
British Antarctic Survey Cambridge No

Development Agency will each be paid a fee of £5,000 per year (plus VAT if the member is registered for VAT purposes). In addition, such members will be entitled to the reimbursement of any travel and subsistence expenses incurred on account of board membership. Because the total cost of meeting expenses claims in a full year cannot be accurately estimated at present, we are unable to give a projected total cost of the board's activities.