HC Deb 11 December 1997 vol 302 cc662-3W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many public appointments he has made since 1 May; and how many and what percentage of these (a) receive remuneration and (b) are of (i) Afro-Caribbean and (ii) Asian origin. [16779]

Dr. Howells

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has made a total of 77 public appointments to executive non-departmental public bodies and advisory bodies since 1 May.

The number and percentage receiving remuneration are as follows:

  1. (i) 14 (18.2 per cent.) receive an honorarium;
  2. (ii) 8 (10.4 per cent.) receive a daily fee for meetings;
  3. (iii) 50 (64.9 per cent.) receive expenses only;
  4. (iv) 5 (6.5 per cent.) receive an annual salary.

With regard to the number and percentage of those appointments which are (i) of Afro-Caribbean origin and (ii) of Asian origin, I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on 28 November 1997, Official Report, column 669.