HC Deb 02 July 1979 vol 969 cc492-3W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the costs of the bodies listed in his answer, Official Report, 11 June, column 96; if he will list the chairmen and members of each of them; and what action he proposes to reduce the numbers and costs of such bodies.

Dr. Vaughan

Full information about the costs and membership of the bodies listed in my right hon. Friend's reply to the hon. Member for Nottingham, West (Mr. English) on 11 June is not held centrally and could be collected only at disproportionate cost.—[Vol. 968, c. 96–8.] Some information about the costs of some of the bodies is, however, available and

Expenditure 1978–79
Estimated Actual
£ £
Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances 36*
Advisory Committee on Distinction Awards 17,064*
Advisory Committee on Irradiation of Food Nil*
Advisory Committee on Vocational Training Allowances Nil*
Advisory Council on Services for Hearing-Imparired People 528*
Attendance Allowance Board 113,000†
British Pharmacopoeia Commission 28,000*
Central Advisory Committee on War Pensions 9,500‡
Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work 1,417,000†
Central Health Service Council and its Standing Advisory Committees 9,000*
Committee on Review of Medicines 17,000*
Committee on Safety of Medicines 90,000*
Consultative Committee on EEC Food Hygiene and Safety Matters 22*
Consumers Consultative Group on Artificial Limbs 56*
Council for Post-Graduate Medical Education in England and Wales 190,000†
Dangerous Pathogens Advisory Group 4,717*
Dental Estimates Board 6,607,000†
Dental Rates Study Group 3,697*
Development Team for the Mentally Handicapped 8,610*
Food Hygiene Advisory Council Nil*
General Practice Finance Corporation 9,000*
Health Education Council 3,537,000†
Health Services Board 147,000†
Independent Scientific Committee on Smoking and Health 1,026*
Industrial Injuries Advisory Council 4,500*
London Health Planning Consortium 2,581*
Medical Appeal Tribunals 430,000‡
Medical Practices Committee 140,000†
Medicines Commission 20,000*
Mental Health Review Tribunals 92,000‡
National Biological Standards Board 2,067,000†
National Consultative Committee to the European Social Development Programme Nil*
National Development Group for the Mentally Handicapped 7,381*
National Insurance Advisory Committee 3,000*
National Insurance Local Tribunals 525,000‡
National Radiological Protection Board 1,932,000†
NHS Computer Policy Committee 745*
NHS National Staff Committees and National Training Council 19,706*
NHS Tribunal 7,000†
Occupational Pensions Board 1,900,000†
Personal Social Services Council 128,000†
Post Graduate Training Allowance Advisory Committee Nil*
Prescription Pricing Authority 7,005,000†
Public Health Laboratory Services Board 13,137,000§
Regional and Area Health Authorities and Boards of Governors 240,000,000║
Supplementary Benefits Commission 37,000†
Supplementary Benefits Appeal Tribunals 550,000‡
Training Council for Orthotists 4,002*
Training Council for Training of Receptionists in General Practice Nil*
Transplant Management Committee 543*
* Fees and expenses only.
† Fees, expenses and administrative coasts.
‡ Expenses of persons attending tribunals also included.
§ Total cost of service provided.
║ Total administrative costs of the Regional and Area Health Authorities and the Boards of Governors of Postgraduate Teaching Hospitals.