§ Jackie Ballard
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) what is the average attendance fee of(a) male and (b) female members of boards of non-departmental public bodies responsible to his Department; 
(2) what is the average salary of (a) male and (b) female members of boards of non-departmental public bodies responsible to his Department. 
§ Mr. Morley
The majority of board members of non-departmental public bodies give their time and services voluntarily and receive no payment other than normal travel and subsistence expenses. Where members do receive remuneration, this can vary between an annual salary, an honorarium or an attendance fee (which itself can be a daily rate of a half-daily rate, or calculated on a per meeting or per case basis). Individuals' remuneration therefore is not directly comparable. Full details of all payments to board members of non-departmental bodies, by gender, are given in the Cabinet Office publication "Public Bodies". Copies of "Public Bodies 1997" are available in the Library of the House.