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Select Committees (Specialist Advisers)

Volume 974: debated on Tuesday 27 November 1979

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asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list in the Official Report the total cost of specialist advisers to the Defence and External Affairs Sub-Committee of the Expenditure Committee for each year since the establishment of the Sub-Committee, the names of these advisers and how often the services of each were used,

Financial YearDays WorkedTotal CostPer Diem Allowance
££
1971–72101·7518·50
1972–7326½490·2518·50
1973–7421388·5018·50
1974–7514348·7918·50 then 25·00
1975–7683½2,213·7925·00
1976–77902,385·2725·00
1977–78681,680·1620·00 and 25·00
1978–7961½1,594·9325·00 then 27·50
1979–8015½518·7827·50
Total385½£9,722·22

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list in the Official Report the total cost of specialist advisers to all Select Committees for 1977–78 and 1978–79, the total number of hours for which these advisers

Financial YearTotal CostDays WorkedPer Diem Allowance
£
1977–7826,662·78944Between £15 and £25
1978–7927,092·58939Between £13 and £27·50
1979–807,754·24273¼Between £16·50 and £27·50

the total number of hours for which these advisers were paid, the per diem allowance for these advisers and the number of these advisers who were full time.

Between 1971 and 1979 the Defence and External Affairs Sub-Committee of the Expenditure Committee used the following special advisers:

Brigadier K. Hunt, OBE, MC.
Rear-Admiral E. F. Gueritz, CB, OBE, DSC.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Foxley Norris, GCB, DSO, OBE.
Brigadier W. Thompson.
Mr Richard Davy.
Mr. David Watt.
Air Vice-Marshal R. Harding, CBE.
There were no full-time specialist advisers. In addition, between 1973 and 1979, the Sub-Committee had the full-time assistance of two staff seconded from the Exchequer and Audit Department.It is not the practice to give details of the pay and conditions of individual servants of the House. Specialist advisers are paid on the basis of days—or part days—worked. Following are the details of the number of days worked and payments made to the part-time specialist-advisers to the Sub-Committee.were paid, the per diem allowances for these advisers, the number of these advisers who were full-time and the number of hours they were employed.