§ 14. Mr. Kenneth Baker
asked the Postmaster-General what will be the salaries of the Chairman and members of the Post Office Board when the Post Office becomes a nationalised industry.
§ Mr. Baker
Since the Post Office will be in the top league of nationalised industries, may I press the right hon. Gentleman to pay top league salaries, as recommended in the Prices and Incomes Board's Report; namely, £20,000 a year for the Chairman and appropriate levels down the scale? As they are new appointments, may I ask him to pay the full £20,000 and not the reduced level that other chairmen are getting?
§ Mr. Stonehouse
I shall pay the proper rate to get the best man for the chairmanship and the best men or women as directors.
§ Mr. Stratton Mills
Will the right hon. Gentleman confirm that the Deputy Chairman is to receive £2,000 a year, and be part-time, as is rumoured?