§ Mr. Grocott
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the public appointments for which he is responsible(a) in the west midlands region and (b) in Shropshire, indicating in each case the duration of the appointment, the date when a new appointment is due, and the salary.
§ Mr. Norris
My right hon. Friend is responsible for the appointments of:
- (i) the Traffic Commissioner for the west midland traffic area, which includes Shropshire, whose current standard salary is £43,836. A new appointment is due in May 1998.
- (ii) Deputy Traffic Commissioners to assist the Traffic Commissioner in the west midland traffic area with public inquiries. These are fixed term renewable appointments initially for two years. A fee, currently £186, is paid for public inquiry work on a daily basis. Of the four which have been appointed to the west midland traffic area, one appointment is due for review in April 1996 and two in July 1996.