HC Deb 05 December 1990 vol 182 cc137-8W
Mr. Fisher

To ask the Minister for the Arts what is the annual cost of fees and reimbursements to people appointed to(a) public, (b) non-governmental and (c) other bodies by his Department.

Mr. Renton

In general, those appointed by my Department to the institutions and committees it sponsors and supports do not receive fees or remuneration. They are normally reimbursed for travel and other expenditures which they incur as part of their duties, but detailed information on such reimbursements could be collected only at disproportionate cost.

There is an exception; part-time members of the British library board are remunerated for their services. The annual cost to the British library is currently £70,000.