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Department for Transport: Staff

Volume 713: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff in the Department for Transport's Lights, Navigation and Ports Safety Branch are partly or wholly funded by the General Lighthouse Fund. [HL5593]

In the 2008-09 financial year, the General Lighthouse Fund provided £98,000 for the activities discharged by five departmental members of staff who spent a proportion of their time in support of the fund, as well as a full-time General Lighthouse Fund accountant.

In accordance with Section 211(2)(c) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995, any expenses incurred by the Secretary of State in connection with the administration of the General Lighthouse Fund are paid out of the fund itself.