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National Seed Development Organisation Limited

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 15 May 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will publish, for the latest available 12-month period, the total financial costs, including

the amount of payment for, respectively, members of the body by way of salary or equivalent, expenses of members and secretarial salaries and expenses; and what were the figures in all the above categories in each of the past five years, respectively.

The information required is set out in the table below. The total costs are largely offset by fees charged by the licensing authority to applicants for licences or certificates. In addition to the secretarial staff shown, there are other officials involved in the licensing system who may have contact with the committee.administration, of the National Seed Development Organisation Limited, the amount disbursed by that body, the number of persons, including secretaries, involved with the body, the amount of payment for, respectively, members of the body by way of salary or equivalent, expenses of members, and secretarial salaries and expenses; and what were the figures in all the above categories in each of the past five years, respectively.

I refer my hon. Friend to the company's annual reports and accounts, copies of which are in the Library of the House.