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Social Security Advisory Committee: Finance

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much the Social Security Advisory Committee spent on (a) remuneration for (i) the Chairman and (ii) Committee members, (b) travel expenses, (c) subsistence, (d) accommodation and (e) hospitality in (A) 2005-06, (B) 2006-07, (C) 2007-08 and (D) 2008-09; and how much she expects to be spent by the Committee for such purposes in 2009-10. (302791)

[holding answer 30 November 2009]: Information is not available in the format requested. Such information1 as is available is in the table.

£

SSAC expenditure

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10 estimate

Chairman’s salary

20,500

21,000

21,500

21,900

22,200

Members’ fees

2

46,600

56,300

78,100

86,300

Travel expenses3

21,400

19,700

25,500

26,800

28,800

Subsistence

43,900

52,800

51,800

52,700

2,400

Accommodation

4

1,500

1,200

2,100

4,200

Hospitality

0

0

0

0

0

1 All figures except hospitality rounded to the nearest £100.

2 Cost of members’ fees cannot be disaggregated from other elements of SSAC’s running costs.

3 Includes the chairman’s, members’ and staff travel costs.

4 Includes the chairman’s, members’ and staff subsistence and accommodation costs.

5 Includes subsistence costs for the chairman, members’ and staff.