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Price Commission

Volume 974: debated on Sunday 11 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many members of the Price Commission are still holding office; and at what annual salary.

The membership of the commission was reduced to three on 1 August 1979 following the expiry of all but two of the member's appointments. The appointments of Mr. Leslie Pincott and Mr. Roger Opie were continued, but their annual salaries were scaled down to £3,856 and £2,670 respectively in order to reflect the reduced time which they now devote to the commission's work. Sir Nick Larmour was reappointed to the commission as the third member and has elected not to receive a salary.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what duties are currently being performed by (a) members and (b) staff of the Price Commission.

Members and staff are arranging for the orderly rundown of the commission's activities, fol

other than deep sea trawlers. Figures for 1977 and 1978 have not yet been published, but the following table sets out the number of accidental deaths which occurred in fishing vessels other than deep sea trawlers in each of these years: