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Chancellor Of The Exchequer (Appointments)

Volume 932: debated on Wednesday 25 May 1977

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many full-and part-time appointments, respectively, are made by him 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 he will take steps to reduce the number of such posts.

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 24th May 1977], gave the following information:In my capacity as Chancellor of the Exchequer I am responsible for the following paid part-time appoint which are not subject to regulation by the Civil Service Commission. No full-time appointments are made.with the impact of new legal requirements concerning the lump system and the need for 714 certificates.

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 23rd May 1977; Vol. 932, c. 347], gave the following information:Yes; I am pleased with the generally smooth way in which the new certificates have come into force.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many persons were believed to be operating as self-employed under the lump system before the introduction of 714 certificates.

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 23rd May 1977; Vol. 932, c. 347], gave the following information:

Figures of total self-employed persons in the construction industry are published by the Department of Employment, but I understand that there is no basis on which an accurate estimate could be made of the number on the lump.