§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what audit work is undertaken by his Department to check the authenticity of declarations made by consultants in Wales that they do not receive more than 10 per cent. of their full salary from private work.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
At the end of each financial year whole-time consultants are required to submit a return to their employing authorities indicating that their gross annual income from private practice has not exceeded the 10 per cent. limit in that year. Exceptionally, an employing authority may call for and expect to receive fully audited accounts if they consider that they have grounds for seeking fuller information. The 10 per cent. limit does not apply to part-time consultants.