HC Deb 30 March 1979 vol 965 cc387-8W
Mr. Baker

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if he

Total £ Total on administration, accommodation and general services £
Advisory committee on the safety of household electrical equipment 13* 13*
British Hallmarking Council 12,400 12,400
No costs fall on public funds
Central Transport Consultative Committee 289,000* 289,000*
Eleven area transport users' consultative committees
Consumer protection advisory committee Nil Nil
Domestic coal consumers'council 68,000* 68,000*
Electricity consumers'council 716,000* 716,000*
Twelve area electricity consultative councils
Hearing Aid Council 15,000 14,000
No costs fall on public funds
Metrication Board 932,000 511,000
Monopolies and Mergers Commission 792,000 792,000
National Consumer Council 664,000* 664,000*
Scottish Consumer Council
Welsh Consumer Council
National gas consumers'council 791,000* 791,000*
Twelve regional gas consumers'councils
Office of Fair Trading 1,977,000 1,914,000
Offset by receipts of £1,369,000
Post Office users'national council 193,000* 193,000*
Post Office users' council for Northern Ireland
Post Office users'council for Scotland
Post Office users'council for Wales
Price Commission 7,293,000 7,293,000
* Information not available on cost of assistance provided by civil servants.

Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection whether, without incurring disproportionate costs, he will give for the longest and most convenient period of time the total number of persons in those quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisations for which he is responsible who have claimed expenses and subsistence and travel allowances, and the total of all such allowances claimed.

Mr. Hattersley

I regret that the information would not be readily available.

will estimate in the case of each quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisation for which he is responsible (a) its total expenditure in the current year and (b) its total expenditure on administration accommodation and general services, defined to include items such as salaries, telephones and postage, rent, rates, heating, travelling, transport, office equipment, &c.

Mr. Hattersley

There is no official definition of the term "quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisation". The information tabled below relates to relevant public bodies to which I am responsible for making appointments.

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