§ Dr. Howells
The Department has considered a number of options for the future management of Apsley House and the Wellington Museum including the establishment of an independent trust. No decisions have been taken in favour of a trust as opposed to any other option. If the Contracting Out Order is approved, the Department will invite tenders from any interested parties.
§ Dr. Howells
The Wellington Museum Trust is an independent body created to bid for the contract to run the Wellington Museum and to maintain the fabric of Apsley House, provided that the Contracting Out Order currently
£ Regional Tourist Board Board members emoluments1 Executive directors' emoluments2 Operational expenses3 Total costs4 Cumbria 0 130,294 n/a 1,574,077 East of England 0 79,138 n/a 2,006,799 London 20,000 91,406 669,126 4,981,111 Heart of England 0 52,270 n/a 2,946,964 Northumbria 0 5— 963,146 1,696,614 North West 5,000 5— 439,777 3,378,632 South East England 0 65,765 754,129 1,632,227 Southern 0 104,720 605,984 4,190,237 South West 9,000 92,235 n/a 2,612,918 Yorkshire 0 5— n/a 4,078,187 1Only three RTB's indicate that fees are payed to their chairman and non-executive directors. 2Where separately identified, emoluments for executive directors are recorded. Some boards refer to the executive directors as board members. 3Some RTB's publish an aggregated group expenditure. Others allocate overheads over a range of activities. 4None of the RTB's publish an annual budget in their accounts. Total annual expenditure is shown here. 5For the Northumbria, North West and Yorkshire RTBs, neither the chief executive nor the finance director are listed as a director of the board.
Most RTB's appear to pay an attendance allowence to their board members only if they are not funded by the entity that they are normally employed by. Expenses are not separately identify as they are not considered to be significant.