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Ministerial Appointments

Volume 929: debated on Friday 1 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report a list of appointments under his patronage both full-time and part-time, together with the present scales of remuneration and duration of tenure of office with dates for present terminations.

My right hon. Friend makes paid appointments to the bodies listed in the table below. Apart from the Chairman of the Dental Estimates Board and the salaried members of the pneumoconiosis medical panels, all these appointments are part-time.The other details required, which apply also to some 8,700 unpaid appointments for which my right hon. Friend is responsible, are not recorded centrally and could be obtained only at a disproportionate cost to public funds.



Number in post


Medical appeal tribunalsMembers318£34·80 fee per day.
Medical boardsMembers1,400£11·37 fee per session.
£14·36 When action as chairman
Medical practices CommitteeChairman1£8,580 p.a.
Members8£30–£32·50 fee per day.
Medical CommissionChairman1£32 fee per meeting.
Members15£27 fee per meeting.
National Development Group for the Mentally Handicapped.Chairman1£25 fee per day.
Members2£21 fee per day.
3Secondment arrangements (Department reimburses employing authority).
National Insurance Advisory Committee.Chairman1£18·90 fee per day.
Members7£6·30 fee per day.
Occupational Pensions BoardChairman1£5,289·84 p.a.
Deputy Chairman1£4,039·84 p.a.
Members12£21 fee per day.
Pneumoconiosis, Byssinosis and Miscellaneous Diseases Benefit Board.Chairman1£50 fee per day.
Deputy Chairman1£40 fee per day.
Members6£20 fee per day.
32Civil Service rates of pay.
Pneumoconiosis Medical PanelsMembers22£11·37–£17·39 fee per session.
Regional health authoritiesChairmen14£2,000 p.a.
Supplementary Benefits CommissionChairman1£9,600 p.a.
Deputy Chairman1£2,000 p.a.
Members6£1,000 p.a.
Workmen's Compensation (Supplementation) Board.Chairman1£50 fee per day.
Deputy Chairman1£40 fee per day.
Members6£20 fee per day.