HC Deb 22 January 1997 vol 288 cc599-600W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many salaried positions are currently within the gift of the Prime Minister and Ministers of the Crown. [11503]

The Deputy Prime Minister

Information is not held centrally in the form requested. However, "Public Bodies 1996", published by the Cabinet Office, Office of Public Service, shows that as at 1 September 1996, out of a total of 40,056 public appointments, 34,864 were made by HM the Queen or her Ministers. Entries for individual sponsor Departments show which public appointments are remunerated.

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