§ Captain Kerby
asked the Minister of Technology if he will list those limited liability companies, such as the Beagle Aircraft (1968) Limited, authorities, boards, commissions, councils and other bodies to which his Department appoints full- or part-time chairmen, directors or members, together with the salaries and expenses these nominated persons draw from public funds.
§ Mr. Carmichael
My right hon. Friend listed the boards and committees to which he appoints members other than civil servants in his reply on 2nd March to a Question from the hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam (Mr. Sharples)—[Vol. 797, c.19–20.] They included the National Coal Board, the British Steel Corporation, the Gas Council and its area boards, the Electricity Council and its area boards, the Central Electricity 263W Generating Board, and the Atomic Energy Authority. Details of appointments to these bodies were published in the White Paper (Cmnd. 4245 of 1969) entitled "List of Members of Public Boards of a Commercial Character". Except for members of the Atomic Energy Authority, payments are made not from public funds but from the revenues of these bodies.
Of the other bodies listed in his reply of 2nd March, my right hon. Friend appoints members on a salaried basis as follows:
English Industrial Estates Corporation Chairman, Part time £2,000 Part-time Members (4) £500 Furniture Development Council Chairman, Part-time £1,500 (Paid from the Council's funds from revenue from an industrial levy). Industrial Re-organisation Corporation Chairman, Part-time £1,000 Deputy Chairman, Part-time £1,000 Managing Director £12,550 plus £7,450 Pension Provision. Part-time Members (1) £2,725 (1) £2,500 (1) £4,000 (4) £1,000 Metrication Board Chairman, Part-time £3,500 Deputy Chairman, Part-time £2,000 Part-time Members (13) £750 Ministry of Technology Advisory Committee Chairman, Part-time £2,250 Part-time Members (5) £1,000 National Computing Centre Chairman, Part-time £1,000 Deputy Chairman, Part-time £750 Director, Full-time £6,500 Part-time Members (2) £500 National Research Development Corporation Chairman, Part-time £2,000 (draws £1,000). Managing Director, Full-time £11,500 Executive Directors, Full-time (3) in the salary range £7,500–£10,000 Part-time Members (9) £1,000 Scottish Industrial Estates Corporation Chairman, Part-time £2,000 Part-time Members (4) £500 Shipbuilding Industry Board Chairman, Full-time £8,500 Director, Full-time £7,500 Part-time Members (2) £1,500 (1) £750 The Textile Council Chairman, Part-time £2,000 plus £500 expenses. Vice Chairman, Part-time £500 expenses only. (Both paid from the Council's funds raised by an industrial levy).
Welsh Industrial Estates Corporation Chairman, Part-time £2,000 Part-time Members (4) £500 I also appoint Directors to the following:— Chairman, Part-time £2,000 Managing Director, Full-time £9,000 Financial Director, Part-time £900 Two other Directors are full-time executives of of the Company who are not paid as Directors. Payments are made from the Company, not from public funds. International Computers Ltd. Part-time Director (receives fees as paid by the Company, and is allowed to retain up to £750). Power Jets (Research and Development) Ltd. Chairman, and two Directors, part-time are unpaid. SB Realisations Ltd. Chairman and two Directors, no payment.