HC Deb 06 June 1996 vol 278 cc527-8W
Mr. Ingram

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will place in the Library the memoranda issued to(a) the chief executives of the research councils, and (b) the director generals of the research councils setting out the conditions of their appointments. [31192]

Mr. Ian Taylor

[holding answer 4 June 1996]: The Director General of Research Councils is a senior civil servant serving on a limited period appointment. Apart from his performance bonus arrangements the conditions of his appointment are those of senior civil servants. The

Retirement pension single rate £ Retirement pension couple rate £ Cost to national insurance fund £ Savings in income-related benefits £ Increase in Treasury income tax receipts £
1995–96 59.90 95.75 470 million 130 million 50 million
1996–97 62.25 99.50 510 million 140 million 50 million


1. National insurance fund estimates provided by Government Actuary department.

2. Income-related benefit effects calculated using the policy simulation model 1996–97, based on the family expenditure surveys 1991, 1992 and 1993.

3. Income tax figures supplied by the Inland Revenue and calculated using provisional figures from a projection of the 1994 family expenditure survey.


1. All costs are rounded to the nearest £10 million with the exception of income tax receipts which are rounded to the nearest £50 million.

2. The estimate for 1996–97 is based upon uprating the 1995–96 figures shown in the table.

3. Rates of retirement pension have been calculated on the basis of movement in the retail prices index and the average earnings, whole economy, index as produced by the Office of National Statistics as appropriate.

chief executives of the research councils are employees of the councils. I have placed in the Library of the House the statement issued to those appointed since 1 April 1994 detailing the conditions of their appointments as chief executive and as accounting officer.