HC Deb 19 October 1992 vol 212 c59W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list(a) the names and (b) the occupation of each Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lord-Lieutenant currently in post in England and Wales; who is responsible for their nomination; and what (i) salary and (ii) honoraria, allowance or expenses each receives.

Mr. Charles Wardle

My right hon. and learned Friend's responsibilities are limited to the reimbursement of certain expenses to Lord-Lieutenants, and the appointment of Deputy Lieutenants, in England. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales, upon whose behalf I am also replying, has similar responsibility in Wales.

Lord-Lieutenants are appointed by the Queen under section 130 of the Reserve Forces Act 1980, on the advice of my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister.

Deputy Lieutenants are appointed by the Lord-Lieutenant under section 133 of the Act, subject to Her Majesty's non-disapprobation, which is signified as appropriate by the Secretary of State for the Home Department or the Secretary of State for Wales. There are some 2,250 Deputy Lieutenants in England and Wales and a list of their names and occupations could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Lord-Lieutenants and Deputy Lieutenants are unsalaried. Lord-Lieutenants, but not Deputy Lieutenants, may claim from central funds reimbursement of the cost of travel, postage, telephone calls and other non-entertainment expenses incurred in the course of their official duties.