asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offices of profit are within his gift whose incumbents are not recruited through the normal Civil Service channels; and what is their value.
Nine Chairmen and 96 members of the Race Relations Board, Community Relations Commission, Parole Board, Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, Gaming Board, Horserace Betting Levy Board—and Appeals Tribunal—Horserace Totalisator Board, BBC and IBA. The total annual cost of their salaries and fees is about £205,000. In addition, I appoint assistant commissioners in the Local Government Boundary Commissions for England and Wales to carry out inquiries into local electoral arrangements. So far four appointments have been made and the assistant commissioners receive a fee of £25 for each day of the inquiry.