HC Deb 26 February 2002 vol 380 cc1234-5W
Mr. Forth

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the appointments made by his Department since 1 May 1997 of chairmen of(a) non-departmental public bodies,(b) commissions,(c) inquiries,(d) agencies and(e) task forces; and if he will list their (i) term of office, (ii) salary and (iii) known political affiliation (A) past and (B) present. [33883]

Angela Eagle

The information requested is as set out. However, public appointees are not required to declare any political affiliation as this is a matter on which all citizens have the right to privacy.

Chairs of Non-Departmental Public Bodies
Name Term Salary
Horserace Betting Levy Appeals Tribunal:
Thomas Brudenell* 3 years from 1 June 1998 £265 per day
(Appointed by the Lord Chancellor)
Horserace Betting Levy Board:
Robert Hughes 3 years from 1 September 1998 £48,250pa
Horserace Totaliser Board:
Lord Wyatt of Weeford* 1 May 1997 to 30 June 1997 £103,108pa
Lord Wyatt of Weeford* 1 July 1997 to 31 July 1997 £103,108pa
Peter Jones 3 years from 1 August 1997 £81,119pa
Peter Jones* 3 years from August 2000 £83,552pa
Misuse of Drugs Advisory Body:
Jean Southworth* April 1999 to 20 April 2001 £363 per day
(Appointed by the Lord Chancellor)
Misuse of Drugs Advisory Tribunal:
Helen Sarkany* 3 years from 1 July 1997 £422 per day
Helen Sarkany* 3 years from 1 July 2000 £452 per day
(Appointed by the Lord Chancellor)
Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner:
John Scampion 5 years from May 2000 £91,670pa
(Immigration Services Commissioner)
Parole Board:
Usha Prashar 8 October 1997 to October 2000 £58,524pa
David Hatch 3 years from November 2000 £55, 000pa
Police Discipline Appeals Tribunal:
Louise Godfey May 1997 for an unspecified term £417 per day
Police Information Technology Organisation
Lt. Gen. Sir Edmund Burton 2 years from January 2001 £120,000pa
Prison/Probation Accreditation Panel:
Sir Duncan Nichol 3 years from May 1999 £500 per day
Sentencing Advisory Panel:
Prof. Martin Wasik 3 years from July 1999 £250 per day
(Appointed by the Lord Chancellor)
Youth Justice Board for England and Wales
Lord Warner of Brockley 5 years from 30 September 1998 £85, 000pa
Chairs of Commissions:
Charity Commission:
John Stoker (Chief Charity Commissioner) 5 years from July 1999 £92,112pa
Commission for Racial Equality:
See above.
Chairs of Inquiries:
Lawrence Inquiry:
Sir William Macpherson of Cluny 31 July 1997 to 15 February 1999
* Reappointment

Chairs of Agencies: None of the Agencies sponsored by the Home Office is headed by a Chair.

Chairs of Task Forces: Information on the number, remit and membership of taskforces, ad hoc advisory groups and reviews has been published by the Cabinet Office on a regular basis. The first report was published on 11 January 2000 and gives information for the period between 1 May 1997 to 31 October 1999. A second report was published on 27 July 2000, and covered the period 1 November 1999 to 31 April 2000. A third report was published on 13 December 2000 covering the period 1 May 2000 to 31 October 2000. The most recent report: "Task Forces, Ad Hoc Advisory Groups and Reviews", was issued in October 2001, covers the period of the financial year 2000–01. Copies of these reports have been placed in the Libraries.