§ Mr. Holland
asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will give the number of public bodies, excluding departmental committees but including statutory corporations, to which he makes paid appointments, the total number of such appointments and the estimated total cost to public funds for the last year for which the information is available.
§ Mr. Les Huckfield,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 28th June 1978; Vol. 952, c. 573], gave the following information:
My right hon. Friend is responsible for making salaried appointments to nine public bodies, excluding advisory and similar departmental committees. The total number of such appointments is 77. Salary costs for only one of these bodies falls to public funds, the estimated total for the 12 months ending 31st March 1978 being £7,500.