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Publicly-Funded Bodies (Membership)

Volume 974: debated on Monday 26 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish in the Official Report a list of all the bodies in Northern Ireland to which he appoints members, showing the names and addresses of all the members and the sums paid from public funds to each member and for the work of the body concerned; and if he will provide the same information in regard to any other body which is supported by annual sums from public funds although he does not appoint members to it.

[pursuant to his reply, 12 November 1979, c. 476]: My current review of these matters is not yet complete. Certain information relating to the 22 bodies to which I appoint members is set out in the table below. I shall consider when I have completed my review what information should be published about the other bodies to which the hon. Member refers.

BODIES TO WHICH THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR NORTHERN IRELAND APPOINTS MEMBERS

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Membership

Remuneration (Salaries and Fees)

Body

Chairman

Members

Chairman

Deputy Chairman

Members

Total cost including remuneration in column 2

Remarks

££££
Police Authority for Northern Ireland1181,1005·5010,000
(up to 4 hours)
11
(over 4 hours)
Police Complaints Board152,2501,5001,25077,669
(part-time)(part-time)(part-time)
Rathgael and Whiteabbey Training School Management Board115NilNil1,665,043
Board of Visitors—HM Prisons:
Belfast119NilNil7,878
Armagh113NilNil
Maze125NilNil
Magilligan116NilNil
Visiting Committee Borstals—Millisle (Woburn)117NilNil
Visiting Committee HM Young Offenders Centre—Hydebank Wood117NilNil
Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights1102,0002364,000
(part-time)(per sitting)
Legal Aid Certifying Committees1713·75112,613
(attendance fee)(attendance fee)
Legal Aid Advisory Committee17NilNil65
Legal Aid Assessment Panel16Nil1,079,267
Community Service Committee18NilNilNilDid not meet in 1978–79
Joint Consultative Committee for Prison Industries Northern Ireland4NilNilDid not meet in 1978–79

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Membership

Remuneration (Salaries and Fees)

Body

Chairman

Members

Chairman

Deputy Chairman

Members

Total cost including remuneration in column 2

Remarks

££££
Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland13NilNil3,740
(Members)
2
(Assessors)
Planning Appeals CommissionChief Commissioner1012,65011,8009,820110,273
(Chief Commissioner)1,500+750+
2020
(per meeting)(per meeting)
Water Appeals CommissionChief Commissioner1

*

750+

* Chief Commissioner is Chief Commissioner of Planning Appeals Commission and is paid £12,650 per annum for both posts

(Commissioner)30
(part-time)(per day)
Armagh Observatory1NilNil143,600
Economic Council1145,0001,000111,000
(per annum)(per annum)
Chief Electoral Officer11410,32510,325
(Chief Electoral Officer)
Tribunal to enquire into the disqualification of persons providing general practitioner services1*124928·45129

* Chairman appointed by Lord Chief Justice

(including Deputies and Lay Members)(per day)(per day)
(Professional Members)
23
(per day)
(Lay Members appointed by Department)