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Development Corporations

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 24 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning what salaries and allowances are paid to the members and to the chief officers of the new town corporations of Harlow and Stevenage, respectively.

The salaries of chairmen of Development Corporations are £1,500; vice-chairmen receive £1,000, and other members £400 per annum. Travelling and subsistence allowances are payable on the scale of temporary Government Commissions. The general managers of both Corporations are on a salary range of £2,500-£3,000, and other chief officers from £1,350 to £2,000. These officers are eligible for subsistence allowances when travelling on duty up to a maximum of 33s. 6d. when away for 24 hours.


asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning how many motorcars have been purchased by the Corporations of Harlow and Stevenage for their own use.

I would refer my right hon. Friend to the reply given to him on 21st November last, when I explained that I regarded the matter in question as one relating to the day-to-day administration of the respective Corporations.