§ Dr. Howells
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has made a total of 77 public appointments to executive non-departmental public bodies and advisory bodies since 1 May.
The number and percentage receiving remuneration are as follows:
- (i) 14 (18.2 per cent.) receive an honorarium;
- (ii) 8 (10.4 per cent.) receive a daily fee for meetings;
- (iii) 50 (64.9 per cent.) receive expenses only;
- (iv) 5 (6.5 per cent.) receive an annual salary.
With regard to the number and percentage of those appointments which are (i) of Afro-Caribbean origin and (ii) of Asian origin, I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on 28 November 1997, Official Report, column 669.