HC Deb 01 February 1995 vol 253 cc690-1W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the members of the Audit Commission with the terms of appointment, the payment received per year and the number of days worked.

Mr. Robert B. Jones

Audit Commission members serving at 31 January 1995 were:

Time input (per calendar month (pcm) Remuneration for 1994–95 £
Chairman—Sir David Cooksey 4 days 19,000
Murray Stuart (Deputy) 4 days 13,034
Sir Peter Bowness CBE 1 day 2,948
Alan Brown CBE 2 days 5,896
Anthony Christopher CBE 2 days 5,986
Sir Terence English 1 day 2,948
Sir Donald Irvine CBE 1 day 2,948
Kate Jenkins 1 day 2,948
Sir Peter Kemp 1 day 2,948
Jeremy Orme 1 day 2,948
Peter Soulsby 1 day 2,948
Iris Tarry CBE 1 day 2,948
Clive Thompson 1 day 2,948
Tony Travers 1 day 2,948
Clive Wilkinson 2 days 5,896
Peter Wood 2 days 5,896

Members' remuneration is taxable and non-pensionable. Adult Commission members are required to comply with the requirements placed upon the commission by statute—primarily the Local Government Finance Act 1982. Members are also expected to adhere to the Audit Commission's code of conduct which is based upon the Treasury's model code of best practice for NDPB boards.

They are debarred from standing for Parliament and are required to declare their interests and to take steps to disengage from any activities which may lead to a conflict of interest with their responsibilities to the Commission.

The terms of appointment of four commission members—Murray Stuart, Sir Peter Bowness, Alan Brown CBE and Anthony Christopher—end on 31 January 1995. The appointment of three new members, effective from 1 February 1995, have been announced; they are Helena Shovelton, Ron Watson CBE and John Foster OBE. From that date the deputy chairman of the commission will be Clive Thompson.