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Public Bodies (Members' Pay And Expenses)

Volume 957: debated on Thursday 9 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what annual increases in the rates of pay of the chairman, deputy chairman and commissioners of the Equal Opportunities Commission have been introduced since April 1976; and what were the expenses claimed by each during the last year for which figures were available.

Details of the salaries paid to the full-time chairman and deputy chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission are available in the directory of paid public appointments. Part-time commissioners receive a fee for each day's attendance. On 1st April 1976, the fee payable was £16 per day. This has been increased to ££17 per day from 1st July 1976. £18 per day from 1st July 1977 and £19.50 from 1st July 1978.The expenses claimed during the 1977–78 financial year by the chairman, deputy chairman and commissioners totalled £25,574. Individual figures cannot be provided without disproportionate effort.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what annual increases in the rates of pay of the chairman, deputy chairman and members of the Commission for Racial Equality have been introduced since 1976; and what were the expenses claimed by each during the last year for which figures are available.

The Commission for Racial Equality was established on 13th June 1977. At that time, the salaries paid to the full-time chairman and deputy chairman were £12,000 per annum and £8,000 per annum—excluding pay supplements—respectively. These were increased to £13,430 and £9,375 from 1st January 1978.The part-time commissioners, who include two part-time deputy chairmen, receive a fee for each day's attendance. On 13th June 1977, the fee payable was £17 per day. This has been increased to £18 per day from 1st July 1977 and to £1950 per day from 1st July 1978.The expenses claimed during the 1977–78 financial year by the chairman, deputy chairman and commissioners totalled £7,595. Individual figures cannot be provided without disproportionate effort.