§ Mr. Leadbitter
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was paid in each of the last five financial years, to the latest available date, in meeting travel and subsistence costs and other remuneration to those whom he appointed to public boards and similar bodies.
§ Dr. Summerskill
Precise details are not readily available but the approximate cost of salaries, fees, travel and subsistence expenses in respect of public boards and similar bodies to which my right hon. Friend makes paid appointments was as follows:
1971–72 £160,000 1972–73 £215,000 1973–74 £216,000 1974–75 £247,000 1975–76 £323,000
The cost of travel and subsistence in respect of unpaid appointments to public boards, etc. is not readily available for the three years 565W preceding 1974–75. The approximate cost for 1974 –75 and 1975 –76 was £51,000 and £59,000 respectively.