Members’ Allowances

2012-2013
The following amounts were paid to co-opted/independent Members by way of allowances in 20112/13:
M ANSAR 506.251

2011-2012
The following sums of money were paid to Mohammed Ansar by Hampshire County Council as a co-opted member of Hampshire Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education and as a co-opted member of Hampshire Childrens’ and Young People’s Select Committee totalling £1157.66 for 2011-2012:

The following amounts were paid to Co-opted/Independent Members by way
of allowances in 2011-2012:
M. Ansar 482.66 (for SACRE?)

The following amounts were paid to co-opted / independent Members by way of allowances in 2011/12:
M. ANSAR 675.00 (for CYPSC)

The following amounts were paid to Co-opted/Independent Members by way
of allowances in 2010/2011
M Ansar. 482.66 (for SACRE?)

At “A MEETING of the INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL of the County Council held at The Castle, Winchester on 14 October 2011”http://archive.today/p8UuH, Mohammed Ansar wrote to complain about the allowance that co-opted members were given:

Appendix 1(a)
Note to the Independent Remuneration Panel on 14 October 2011
From Mohammed Ansar, Parent Governor (Primary School) Co-opted Member of Children and Young People Select Committee.

It is important that a couple of points be raised for the attention of the Panel.Committees and select committees often have sitting members who are not elected Councillors but are there to represent special groups (parents, faith groups). In reviewing member allowance schemes, there can sometimes be a tendency to consider matters purely from the perspective of the elected officials who are often employed and given allowances as part of their elected roles.It’s important to have broad allowance schemes which enable representation from all corners; this allows involvement from individuals of all backgrounds and socio-economic circumstances. At the present time, this must include being mindful of rising costs of travel, fuel prices, parking and other associated costs for attending meetings.
http://archive.today/p8UuH

The response was:

The Panel considered the views expressed by Mr. Ansar in hiscommunication about the need for the Members’ Allowances Scheme toproperly recognise the work of non-elected Members to ensurerepresentation from all backgrounds and socio economic circumstances. The Panel felt the existing SRA of £675 per annum paid to a Co-optedMember of the Children and Young People Select Committee was anappropriate amount. Also, they were reminded that Co-opted Memberswere able to claim the same travel mileage rate as County Councillors.http://archive.today/p8UuH

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