§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment why he has appointed Lord Winstanley as Chairman of the Countryside Commission; what838W
each school the approximate cost and the numbers of pupils and full-time staff equivalents.
§ Miss Margaret Jackson
The total subsidy made by the EEC by means of initial and supplementary grants to its European Schools for the year 1977 amounted to 1,088 million Belgian francs compared with a total gross cost of 1,536 million Belgian francs.
The total cost for each school together with the numbers of pupils and full-time equivalent teaching and non-teaching staff as at 1st September 1977 is as follows:
are his qualifications; what wages or salary he will receive; what expenses he will be able to claim; how many hours per week he will be employed; how these compare with the former Chairman's activities: and whether he will give a detailed list of the members of the Commission, their qualifications and the salary or expenses as paid or drawn for the longest and most convenient stated period.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
The most important requirement in selecting Commissioners, including the Chairman, is to pick people of the right calibre with the right experience. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment and my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Wales appointed Lord Winstanley because he is the best available man for the job.
The arrangements are the same as for his predecessor. His salary is £5,400 plus a supplement of £125.28 per annum. This is based on three days' work a week. He and his fellow Commissioners, most of whom are unpaid, are entitled to travel expenses and subsistence allowances at normal Civil Service rates. In the last nine months of 1977 claims from all the Commissioners amounted to £7,648.839W
The membership of the Commission, with salaries where paid, is:
Lord Winstanley (Salary as above).
Robin Herbert (Salary £2,750 plus a supplement of £10440).
Chairman of the Committee for Wales
The Hon. Trevor Lewis (Salary £2,750 plus supplements totalling £261).
- Elizabeth Colwyn Foulkes.
- John Cousins. John Dunning. Richard Houle, CBE.
- Brian Hubbard James Kegie, OBE.
- Councillor Bernard Langton, CBE.
- Joan Lipson.
- Professor Oliver McGregor.
- Gerald McGuire, OBE.
- Judith Riley. Norman Collins.