§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the amounts, and the basis in each case, of remuneration from public funds of(a) local government councillors, (b) school chairmen and governors, (c) chairmen and directors of health authorities and trusts, (d) members of police authorities, (e) chairmen and members of British Rail and British Coal, (f) members of social security and employment boards, (g) magistrates and (h) the Health Advisory Service.
§ Mr. Portillo
Information in the form requested is not available except at disproportionate costs. Details of the remuneration paid to members of public boards and nationalised industries is in "Public Bodies 1992" published by HMSO, which is available from the Library. Local government councillors are expected to receive allowances and expenses determined under the Local Government (Members' Allowance) Regulations of around £52 million in 1992–93. School chairmen and governors receive no remuneration, but travel and subsistence allowances may be paid at the discretion of local education authorities. Lay magistrates are entitled to travel and subsistence expenses plus a financial loss allowance, while stipendiary magistrates receive an annual salary of £52,500. The cost of magistrates' salaries and allowances, including national insurance contributions, is expected to be £4.5 million in 1992–93.