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Attorney-General (Public Appointments)

Volume 932: debated on Thursday 19 May 1977

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asked the Attorney-General whether he will fist all the public appointments for which he is responsible, the names of the present holders of those appointments and their salaries and allowances.

So far as England and Wales are concerned, I appoint standing counsel to the Treasury and Government Departments, of whom two, Mr. H. K. Woolf and M, P. L. Gibson, receive as part of their emoluments annual retainers of £4,000 and £2,000 per annum respectively; subject to that, counsel are remunerated on a piecework basis. Details of allowances paid, which rarely arise, are not readily available.My noble Friend the Lord Chancellor is responsible for a considerable number of judicial and other appointments and will be writing to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.