Nationalised Undertakings (Appointments)

Oral Answers to Questions — Prisoners of War – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th January 1948.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Erroll Mr Frederick Erroll , Altrincham and Sale 12:00 am, 20th January 1948

asked the Prime Minister to state the names of individuals who have been appointed to more than one national or regional board of a nationalised undertaking or State corporation of a commercial character; and the nature of such duplicate appointments, together with details of individual salaries and allowances paid.

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

Five gentlemen are at present members of the boards of more than one undertaking of the kind described. I am circulating particulars in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Photo of Mr Frederick Erroll Mr Frederick Erroll , Altrincham and Sale

Is there a shortage of "boys for the jobs"?

Following are the particulars:

1. Mr. George Gibson.

Chairman, North Western Electricity Board (salary £4,000 p.a.), and a member of the Court of Directors of the Bank of England. In respect of the latter office he receives no salary.

2. Mr. Tom Johnston.

As Chairman of the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board (salary £1,000 p.a., not drawn by present holder), he is ex-offico a part-time member of the British Electricity Authority (salary £,000 p.a., not drawn by present holder).

3. Sir Wilfrid Ayre.

Part-time member of the Iron and Steel Board (salary £1,000) and of the Railway Executive (salary £750).

4. Alderman . . Hayward.

Part-time member of B.E.A.C. (salary £1,000) and of the London Electricity Board (salary £750).

5. Mr. A. V. Symons.

Part-time member of the Cotton Board (unpaid) and of the Raw Cotton Commission (salary £500 p.a.).

Except in the case of Mr. Tom Johnston (who receives an expense allowance of £200 p.a. in lieu of salary) no allowances are paid to any of the foregoing, who may, however, claim reimbursement of expenditure incurred on the business of the undertaking.