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Communities and Local Government

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

Jenny Watson

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for how many days a year Ms Jenny Watson is contracted to work for the Audit Commission; and what remuneration she receives for that work.

[Official Report, 19 January 2009, Vol. 486, c. 1078W.]

Letter of correction from John Healey:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Wolverhampton, North-East (Mr. Purchase) on 19 January 2008. The reference to the average amount of time that board members devote to work for the Audit Commission was incorrect. The correct answer should have been: (246858)

Ms Jenny Watson is not a contractor working for the Audit Commission, but holds office as a member of the Audit Commission having been appointed by the Secretary of State. There are no specific requirements of board members as to the time they should devote to work for the Audit Commission but there is an expectation that this will, on average, equate to three days per month during the course of the year. Ms Jenny Watson receives remuneration of £14,146 per annum, which is the amount specified by the Secretary of State for payment to the majority of the Audit Commission board members.