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Regional Emergency Committees

Volume 961: debated on Tuesday 23 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will list the number of persons working on the regional emergency committees, giving their salaries, and specifying the number receiving less than £65 per week; and what is the estimated total costs of these activities.

The number of members of the emergency committees in Scotland, Wales and the English regions are:

Scotland21
Wales12
English regions
Northern16
Yorks & Humberside15
East Midlands16
Eastern14
London12
South East17
South West12
West Midlands18
North West16
Total169
All the members are senior officials representing a number of Government interests and earning more than £65 per week. The work falls alongside their normal duties. The time devoted to it is not identified and they receive no extra remuneration.