HC Deb 30 January 2002 vol 379 c337W
Mr. Yeo

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will publish the details of the proposal for a trust to manage Apsley House and the Wellington Museum referred to on 9 March 2000 by Lord McIntosh of Haringey. [29977]

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.

Mr. Yeo

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on whose authority the advertisements for the post of Director of the Wellington Museum Trust, were placed. [29980]

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.

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