§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will list the membership of the British Approvals Board for Telecommunications together with their date of appointment, remuneration and other allowances, other public appointments and directorships.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
[holding answer 3 November 1993]: The British Approvals Board for Telecommunications (BABT) is a private company without share capital, limited by guarantee. As a registered company, it is required to lodge a copy of its audited accounts and directors' details with Companies House. These show that the composition of the board (emoluments during 1992, if any, follow in brackets) is: the chairman (£8,500), the managing director and secretary (£62,304), the finance director (less than £5,000) and eight non-executive directors.
Their details are given as follows:
- London Regional Passengers' Committee
- National Consumer Council*
- Policyholders' Protection Board*
- Post Office Users' National Council
- Post Office Users' Councils for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
- United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority*
The bodies marked with an asterisk, together with the Hearing Aid Council, are also either required to publish their annual accounts or lay them before Parliament.