HL Deb 14 March 2001 vol 623 cc96-8WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What are the current scales of remuneration for the chairmen of statutory tribunals in England and Wales; and what are the criteria on which the scales are based. [H L1007]

The Lord Chancellor

The current salary levels, and those which will apply with effect from 1 April 2001, for those full time tribunal chairmen in England and Wales who fall within the remit of the Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB) are as follows:

Office Salary wef 1 April 2000 (£) Salary wef 1 April 2001 (£)
Social Security Commissioners 95,873 99,420
Vice-Presidents, Immigration Appeal Tribunal 95,873 99,420
Chairmen, VAT and Duties Tribunal 92,253 95,666
Member, Lands Tribunal 92,253 95,666
Special Commissioners for Income Tax 92,253 95,666
Chairmen, Appeal Service 76,921 79,767
Chairmen, Employment Tribunals 76,921 79,767
Immigration Adjudicators 76,921 79,767
President, Pensions Appeal Tribunals 76,921 79,767

Those office-holders in SSRB Group 7 (i.e. with a current salary of £76,921) who work in London also receive additional allowances totalling £4,000. Different rates apply to those who hold higher level offices (e.g. regional chairmen of the Appeal Service, regional chairmen of employment tribunals, etc). Salary levels are determined in the light of the recommendations made by the SSRB, which takes account of all the factors which it considers to be relevant for this purpose. The current and new fee levels for the part-time tribunal chairmen for whom I have administrative responsibility are as follows:

Office Daily fee wef 1 April 2000 (£) Daily fee wef 1 April 2001 (£)
Chairman, Immigration Appeal Tribunal 436 452
Deputy Social Security Commissioner 436 452
Chairman, Banking Appeals Tribunal 419 435
Chairman, VAT and Duties Tribunal 419 435
Office Daily fee wef 1 April 2000 (£) Daily fee wef 1 April 2001 (£)
Chairman, Financial Services and Markets Tribunal 435
Deputy Member Lands Tribunal 419 435
Deputy Special Commissioner for Income Tax 419 435
Chairman and members, Pensions Appeal Tribunal 339 352
Chairman Transport Tribunal 350 363
Immigration Adjudicator 350 363
Legal Member, Immigration Services Tribunal 435

These figures are derived from the actual or imputed equivalent full-time salary levels. The fees of other part-time tribunal chairmen are determined, in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions, by the relevant Minister and are not collated centrally.