asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many offices of profit not recruited through normal Civil Service channels, are within his gift; what is their gross value; and how many such appointments are valued at more than £4,999 per annum.
At present there are four such appointments in the FCO and overseas, all of which are valued at more than £4,999, with a gross value of £46,700.My right hon. Friend makes a number of other appointments to public bodies mainly of an honorary or short-term nature, details of which were given in his answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Norwich, South (Mr. Garrett) on 6th February 1975.—[Vol. 885, c.