Cllr Phil Briscoe, a Conservative opposition councillor in Tower Hamlets, has done an analysis on the Special Responsibility Allowances paid to his Labour colleagues. Cllr Salim Ullah is Chairman of the Appeals Committee for which is paid a SRA of £8,069 (in addition to his basic allowance of £9,698.)
During the last municipal year 2008/09 the Appeals Committee met once. For ten minutes. That's £800.06 per minute.
Cllr Ullah is a councillor for Bethnal Green South. I wonder what the hard pressed Council Taxpayers of his ward make of it.