§ 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.