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Ministerial Appointments

Volume 932: debated on Tuesday 24 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many full- and part-time appointments, respectively, are made by her which are not subject to regulation by the Civil Service Commission; what is the total sum paid annually as salary and expenses for such appointments; and if she will take steps to reduce the number of such posts.

Eight full-time and 128 part-time. The total annual cost of salaries and expenses is of the order of £200,000. These appointments are kept under review to ensure that no more are made than are necessary.