HC Deb 19 December 1969 vol 793 cc482-3W
Mr. Ridley

asked the Minister of Technology if he will set out a list of all advisory committees, subordinate boards, commissions, agencies, or other official committees responsible to him.

Mr. Benn

The bodies on which I mainly rely for advice, which have a combined membership of nearly 700 made up of people with a wide knowledge and experience of industry, science and technology, are as follows:

List of Main Advisory Committees, Councils and Boards

  • Advanced Computer Technology Project Advisory Committee.
  • Advisory Board on Relations with Universities.
  • Advisory Committee for Chemicals and Process Engineering.
  • Advisory Committee for Hovercraft.
  • Advisory Committee on Investment Grants.
  • Advisory Committee for Machine Tools and Numerical Control.
  • Advisory Committee for Mechanical Engineering.
  • Advisory Committee for Mineral Processing and Metals Extraction.
  • Advisory Committee for Research on Measurements and Standards.
  • Advisory Committee for Shipbuilding and Shipping.
  • Advisory Committee on Tip Safety.
  • Advisory Council on Calibration and Measurement.
  • Advisory Council for Research and Development (Fuel and Power).
  • Advisory Council for Research and Development for Iron and Steel.
  • Advisory Council on Technology.
  • Aeronautical Research Council.
  • Automation Liaison Committee.
  • British Approval Service for Electrical Equipment in Flammable Atmospheres Advisory Council.
  • Committee on Quality Assurance.
  • Committee on Tribology.
  • Domestic Coal Consumers Council.
  • Electronics Research Council.
  • Energy Advisory Council.
  • Explosives in Mines Committee.
  • Fire Research Station Steering Committee.
  • Forest Products Research Laboratory Steering Committee.
  • Furniture Development Council.
  • Hydraulics Research Station Steering Committee.
  • Industrial Coal Consumers Council.
  • Industrial Expansion Act Advisory Committee.
  • Industrial Reorganisation Corporation.
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  • Institute of Advanced Machine Tool and Control Technology Steering Committee.
  • Inter-service Metallurgical Research Council.
  • Iron and Steel Advisory Committee.
  • Iron and Steel Consumers Council.
  • Joint Government/Oil Industry Oil Planning Committee.
  • Joint Services (Non-Metallic) Materials Research Board.
  • Laboratory of the Government Chemist Steering Committee.
  • Machine Tool Expert Committee.
  • Machine Tool Technical Committee.
  • Metrication Board.
  • Mechanical Engineering Advisory Committee.
  • Mining Qualifications Board.
  • Ministry of Technology Advisory Committee.
  • National Advisory Council for the Motor Manufacturing Industry.
  • National Computing Centre.
  • National Electronics Council.
  • National Engineering Laboratory Advisory Board.
  • National Joint Pneumoconiosis Committee.
  • National Physical Laboratory Advisory Board.
  • National Research and Development Corporation.

Industrial Advisors Date of Appointment Previous Firm and Appointment Direct Cost
F. C. de Paula 10th July, 1967 Senior Executive Partner, Robson, Morrow & Co. 7,500
B. R. T. Aitken 1st November, 1967 Company Secretary, British Sidac Ltd. 5,165
N. L. Rigby 1st April, 1968 Chairman, Nabisco Limited 7,500
P. N. Davies 1st January, 1969 Director and Managing Director, B.M.C. Ltd., B.M.C. Service Ltd. 7,500
A. C. Buck 1st October, 1969 Director—Household Division, Reckitt & Colman Ltd. 7,500
D. J. Liston 3rd November, 1969 Managing Director, Shorko—Metal Box Limited 6,000

In addition to the direct cost shown, the estimated cost of support to this group is £22,000 per annum. This includes administration support, secretarial and office services, accommodation etc.