HC Deb 19 April 2000 vol 348 c529W
12. Sir Sydney Chapman

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what estimate he has made of the impact of the provisions of the Local Government Bill on the cost of remuneration of councillors in Wales. [118446]

Mr. Hanson

The Local Government Bill provides for the setting up of independent panels to advise on levels of remuneration. It is not possible to assess the impact of such panels on the cost of councillors' remuneration, as the panels are independent and their recommendations are only advisory.