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Welsh Development Agency Temporary Chief Finance Officer

EDM number 890 in 1994-95, proposed by Rhodri Morgan on 23/03/1995.

That this House is appalled that the Welsh Development Agency has appointed Mr Stuart Ruben, partner of KLR and Company, as Temporary Chief Finance Officer at a per diem consultancy fee of ú1,300 for a three day week for a three month period, thereby earning ú50,000 at a rate which is equivalent to a salary of ú320,000 per year; and believes that this temporary appointment totally contradicts the strategic guidance letter of the Secretary of State for Wales dated 23rd February and placed in the Library, which called on the Agency to 'rely more on the professional judgment of its own staff and significantly less on consultants' and going on to call on the Agency to cut spending on consultants by ú700,000 in 1995-96 relative to 1994-95, a sum which will not go very far if spent on Mr Ruben and others in his bracket.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs.

Rhodri Morgan23/03/1995Cardiff WestProposed
David Hanson23/03/1995DelynSigned
Alan Wynne Williams23/03/1995CarmarthenSigned
Don Touhig23/03/1995IslwynSigned
Peter Hain23/03/1995NeathSigned
Win Griffiths23/03/1995BridgendSigned
Nick Ainger23/03/1995PembrokeSigned
Paul Flynn23/03/1995Newport WestSigned
Paul Murphy23/03/1995TorfaenSigned
Martyn Jones23/03/1995Clwyd South WestSigned
Jon Owen Jones23/03/1995Cardiff CentralSigned
Llew Smith23/03/1995Blaenau GwentSigned
Dennis Skinner24/03/1995BolsoverSigned
Tony Banks24/03/1995Newham North WestSigned
David Winnick24/03/1995Walsall NorthSigned
Janet Anderson27/03/1995Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Norman Godman27/03/1995Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie27/03/1995Glasgow, PollokSigned
Roy Hughes27/03/1995Newport EastSigned
William McKelvey27/03/1995Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion27/03/1995Dundee EastSigned
Ernie Ross27/03/1995Dundee WestSigned
Gordon Prentice27/03/1995PendleSigned
Robert Parry27/03/1995Liverpool, RiversideSigned
John Cummings28/03/1995EasingtonSigned
Jim Dowd28/03/1995Lewisham WestSigned
John Evans28/03/1995St Helens NorthSigned
Russell Johnston29/03/1995Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Jean Corston29/03/1995Bristol EastSigned
Mike Hall29/03/1995Warrington SouthSigned
Ian Davidson30/03/1995Glasgow, GovanSigned
Harry Barnes31/03/1995North East DerbyshireSigned
Ken Livingstone04/04/1995Brent EastSigned
Gerry Steinberg04/04/1995Durham, City ofSigned
Audrey Wise19/04/1995PrestonSigned
Elfyn Llwyd13/06/1995Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned

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