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Shipping: General Lighthouse Authorities

Volume 715: debated on Tuesday 1 December 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government why three directors of Trinity House received benefits of £3,019,000, £5,008,000 and £6,341,000 in addition to their salaries for the year 2007–08, as reported in the accounts of the General Lighthouse Fund for 2007–08. [HL211]

The correct figures are given in the 2007-08 accounts of Trinity House and are as follows:

S J Scorer £6,341;

J S Wedge £5,008; and

P J Melson £3,019

Due to a transposition error, incorrect figures for these benefits were included in the accounts of the General Lighthouse Fund. Revised figures will be included in the 2008-09 General Lighthouse Fund accounts, which will be published shortly.

The definition of benefits reported in the accounts covers a range of payments including travel and subsistence, relocation expenses and reimbursement of subscriptions to professional bodies.