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Health Authorities (Members)

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 9 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the basis of reimbursement of incurred expenses, or the payment of fees or salaries to (a) chairpersons, (b) vice-chairpersons and (c) members of health authorities in Wales; and if he will make a statement.

District health authority chairmen in Wales are paid a flat rate taxable honorarium of £11,259 per annum based on a notional three days a week commitment, together with travel and subsistence allowances. Vice-chairmen and members of health authorities do not receive an honorarium, but are entitled to travel and subsistence allowances and loss of earnings payments as appropriate.

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish in the Official Report the terms of reference laid down by him for each of the chairpersons of health authorities in Wales; and on what date a change was last made to these terms of reference.

It is not the Department's practice to provide terms of reference as such for chairpersons of health authorities.