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Fair Employment Agency

Volume 978: debated on Monday 4 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the total cost to date of financing the Fair Employment Agency in Northern Ireland; and if he will list the salaries received by

Job titleMember of staffAnnual salary
£
Chairman and chief executive116,583
Co-ordinating director110,750
Deputy co-ordinating director17,775
Conciliation officer26,150
6,850
Research officer16,150
Office administrator15,050
Employer liaison assistant15,050
Confidential secretary15,050
Clerical and ancillary staff5From 2,262 to 3,700
The members of the agency are paid a daily allowance for attendance at meetings at the rate of £22·00 for a full day's meeting and £11·00 for a meeting lasting up to half a day. In addition, members may receive travelling and subsistence expenses payable at normal Civil Service rates.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complaints to the Fair Employment Agency in Northern Ireland have subsequently received an agency decision in their favour.

The Fair Employment Agency has made eight findings of unlawful discrimination.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complaints have been processed by the Fair Employment Agency in Northern Ireland from its inception to the latest possible date.

150 complaints of unlawful discrimination have been made to the agency from its inception to 31 January 1980. Investigations have been completed in 83 cases. 36 cases were withdrawn or not pursued. A further 31 cases are still under investigation.

its paid officials and the levels of expenses paid to non-salaried members.

The total cost for the period from 1 September 1976 to 31 March 1979 amounts to £238,656 as detailed in the published annual accounts. The estimated expenditure for 1979–80 is £171,000. The salaries paid to the full-time staff of the Agency are: