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Public Bodies (Members' Pay And Expenses)

Volume 958: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what annual increases in the rates of pay of the chairman and members of the Scottish Transport Group have been introduced since April 1976; and what were the expenses claimed by each during the last 12 months for which figures are available.

The information on pay is:

1st January 19771st January 1978
££
Chairman (part-time)104853
Managing director2081,297
Members (part-time)100
Returns of expenses claimed are not made to the Scottish Office.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what annual increases in the rates of pay of the chairman and members of the Crofters Commission have been introduced since April 1976; and what were the expenses claimed by each during the last 12 months for which figures are available.

The per annum increases in the salaries of the chairman and members of the Crofters Commission introduced since April 1976 have been as follows:

With effect from 1st January 1977

  • Chairman (full-time)—£208·80
  • One member (part-time)—£139·20
  • Five members (part-time)—£69·60 each

With effect from 1st January 1978

  • Chairman (full-time)—£959
  • One member (part-time)…£497
  • Two members (part-time)—£248 each
  • One member (part-time)—£245
  • Two members (part-time)—£237 each

On 30th September 1978 the full-time chairman—£10,380 per annum—retired and was replaced by a part-time chairman—£6,920 per annum. One of the part-time members—£2,617 per annum—was replaced by a part-time member—£2,732 per annum.

The question of expenses claimed by the chairman and members is one for the Commission itself, and the hon. Member may wish to write on this point to the chairman.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what annual increases in the rates of pay of the chairman, deputy chairman and members of the Council of Management of the Scottish Special Housing Association have been introduced since April 1976; and what were the expenses claimed by each during the last 12 months for which figures are available.

I have approved the following pay increases for the council of management of the Scottish Special Housing Association since April 1976:

Increase with effect from
1st January 19771st January 1978
££
Chairman83451
Deputy chairman42200
MembersNil70
Allowable expenses relate to travel and subsistence and are in line with those applied in local government. Settlement of claims is a matter for the council of management of the association.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what annual increases in the rates of pay of the chairman, deputy chairman and members of the Scottish Development Agency have been introduced since April 1976; and what were the expenses claimed by each during the last 12 months for which figures are available.

On first appointment, the chairman's salary—parttime—was £9,500 and that of the deputy chairman and chief executive, £18,000. They received annual increases of £104·40 and £208·80 respectively, with effect from 1st January 1977. A further 10 per cent. increase has been paid to the chairman, deputy chairman and board members from 1st January 1978.The payment of expenses is a matter for the agency itself within the funds made available.