§ Mr. Holland
asked the Secretary of State for Wales 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 appoinements and the estimated total cost to public funds for the last year for which the information is available.
§ Mr. John Morris
I make a total of 69 salaried appointments to 20 Welsh public bodies, the total salary costs amounting to £155,946 per annum. In addition, I make a total of 50 appointments to two Welsh public bodies where fees are paid on a sessional basis. The total paid in fees in 1977–78 amounted to £19,212.