Equality and Human Rights Commission - Public Accounts Committee Contents

5. Supplementary memorandum from the Government Equalities Office

  At the Committee hearing on EHRC on 2 December, we undertook to provide members with:

    — The profile of expenditure of the transition programme that set up the Commission.

    — A breakdown of the costs arising from the disposal of unwanted properties inherited from the Legacy Commissions.

    — A breakdown of the loss on disposal of unwanted assets inherited from the three Legacy Commissions.

    — Notes on the legacy and current EHRC property portfolios.

    — A note on the four Programme Directors in the Transition Team.

  I enclose notes on all these issues, which we have already shared informally with the National Audit Office. I also attach a summary note setting out the context for this information.

  In addition, the Committee also asked for confirmation of Mr Kinghan's rate of pay, and his expected earnings as interim Director-General of the Commission until the end of his current contract at end-January 2010. As an interim employee, Neil Kinghan works a four-day week and is paid a non-pensionable sum of £1,000 a day. By 31 January, he is expected to have been paid £138,000.

Jonathan Rees

Director General

18 January 2010

previous page contents next page

House of Commons home page Parliament home page House of Lords home page search page enquiries index

© Parliamentary copyright 2010
Prepared 4 March 2010