Your readers may be interested to know that Peter Lobban, the chief executive of the Construction Industry Training Board has a salary of £214,775.

Mr Lobban is the highest paid chief executive of 12 Whitehall agencies, outstripping Sir Andrew Turnbull, the cabinet secretary, by £9,775 and the prime minister by £35,853!

Could somebody kindly explain the basis of Mr Lobban’s salary package and his accountability? After all, income received by CITB is levied as a taxation on our industry. There would appear to be no risk, or pressure, to compete or to provide shareholder value.

Andrew Lewis, via email