HL Deb 22 February 1977 vol 380 cc164-5WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

To list all the public bodies, boards, commissions et cetera which have been established (or are in the course of being established) since 1st March 1974, together with the Acts or other authority under which they were or are being established.

The LORD PRIVY SEAL (Lord Peart)

No central record of this nature is kept and full information of the kind requested by the noble Lord could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The following list of Royal Commissions and statutory bodies or offices established by specific provision in primary legislation enacted since 1st March 1974 has, however, been prepared.

Royal Commissions established or in the course of being established, since 1st March 1974
1. Royal Commission on the Press Royal Warrant
2. Royal Commission on the Distribution of Income and Wealth Royal Warrant
3. Royal Commission on Standards of Conduct in Public Life Royal Warrant
4. Royal Commission on Gambling Royal Warrant
5. Royal Commission on the National Health Service Royal Warrant
6. Royal Commission on Legal Services (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Royal Warrant
7. Royal Commission on Legal Services in Scotland Royal Warrant

Statutory bodies or offices established, or in the course of being established, by specific provision in primary legislation enacted since 1st March 1974
Body/Office Statutory Authority
1. Commission for Local Administration in England Local Government Act 1974
2. Commission for Local Administration in Wales
3. Health and Safety Commission Health and Safety at Work etc., Act 1974
4. Health and Safety Executive Health and Safety at Work etc., Act 1974
5. Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service Employment Protection Act 1975
6. Central Arbitration Committee
7. Employment Appeal Tribunal
8. Air Travel Reserve Fund Agency Air Travel Reserve Fund Act Agency 1975
9. British National Oil Corporation Petroleum and Submarine Pipe-lines Act 1975
10. Commissioner for Local Administration in Scotland Local Government (Scotland) Act 1975
11. Equal Opportunities Commission Sex Discrimination Act Act 1975
12. Land Authority for Wales Community Land Act 1975
13. National Enterprise Board Industry Act 1975
14. Policy-holders Protection Board Policy-holders Protection Act 1975
15. Scottish Development Agency Scottish Development Agency Act 1975
16. Scottish Industrial Development Advisory Board
17. Welsh Development Agency Welsh Development Agency Act 1975
18. Welsh Industrial Development Advisory Board
19. National Biological Standards Board Biological Standards Act 1975
20. Farriers Registration Council (and Investigating and Disciplinary Committees) Farriers Registration Act 1975
21. Commission for Racial Equality Race Relations Act 1976
22. Health Services Board (and Scottish and Welsh Committees) Health Services Act 1976
23. Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy and winding-up Rules Insolvency Act 1976
24. Trustee Savings Banks Central Board Trustee Savings Banks Act 1976
25. Theatres Trust Theatres Trust Act 1976
26. Police Complaints Board Police Act 1976
27. Fair Employment Agency for Northern Ireland Fair Employment (Northern Ireland) Act 1976
28. Fair Employment Appeals Board
29. Development Board for Rural Wales Development of Rural Wales Act 1976
30. New Towns Staff Commission New Towns (Amendment) Act 1976
31. National Dock Labour Board (dissolution and reconstitution) Dock Work Regulation Act 1976