§ Mr. McMahon
asked the Prime Minister how many new non-departmental public bodies have been established since May 1979 in each region in England, Wales and Scotland, respectively, and at what cost to public funds.363W
§ The Prime Minister
Forty-nine new bodies have been established, of which four have already been wound up. Fifteen cover the United Kingdom; nine, Great Britain; three, England and Wales; seven, England; seven,
Department and Body Estimated 1981–82 costs £ Geographical area of activity Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Steering Group on Food Surveillance* — United Kingdom Department of Education and Science National Heritage Memorial Fund (jointly with Department of the Environment) 2,012,000 United Kingdom Advisory Committee on Business Sponsorship of the Arts †5,000 England and Wales Advisory Committee for the Microelectronics Education Programme (formerly the Advisory Committee on Microelectronics in Education) †16,000 England and Wales Youth Service Review Group 121,000 England Public Lending Right 293,000 United Kingdom Industrial Scholarship Trust (initially the National Engineering Scholarship Scheme (Action Committee)) †149,000 United Kingdom National Advisory Body for Local Authority Higher Education — England Department of Employment Group Certification of Electrical Equipment for Mining Advisory Council 5,000 Great Britain Certification Board for Diver Training 5,000 Great Britain Industry Advisory Committee for Education Services 5,000 Great Britain Industry Advisory Committee for Health Services 5,000 Great Britain Special Programmes Area Board (for Durham) 1,000 Durham Training of Trainers Advisory Group 7,000 Great Britain Department of the Environment Leasehold Valuation Tribunals — England London Housing Staff Commission 9,500 London Property Services Agency Advisory Board 3,000 United Kingdom London Docklands Urban Development Corporation 34,000,000 London Merseyside Urban Development Corporation 6,000,000 North West National Heritage Memorial Fund (jointly with Department of Education and Science) 2,000,000 United Kingdom Department of Health and Social Security Advisory Group on Hepatitis †4,000 United Kingdom Informal Working Group on Effective Prescribing †7,000 England London Advisory Group║ †80,000 London Maternity Services Advisory Committee †6,000 England and Wales Steering Group on Health Services Information †85,000 England Working Group on Laser Safety †2,000 England Working Group on Rickets †1,000 England Home Office Alcohol Education and Research Council — Great Britain Broadcasting Complaints Commission ¶100,000 Great Britain Joint Committee on Refugees from Vietnam †91,000 Great Britain Police Negotiating Board †27,000 Great Britain Department of Industry Alvey Committee on "Fifth-generation" computers — United Kingdom Information Technology Focus Committee 50,000 United Kingdom National Maritime Institute Shadow Board ●33,000 United Kingdom Space Consultative Committee — United Kingdom Inland Revenue and Customs and Excise Committee on Enforcement powers of Revenue Departments 43,000 United Kingdom Scottish Office Committee of Inquiry into the Functions and Powers of the Islands Councils in Scotland 40,000 Scotland Committee of Inquiry into Local Government in Scotland║ ■40,000 Scotland Council for Tertiary Education in Scotland 13,000 Scotland Health Education Co-ordinating Committee 1,000 Scotland Scottish Seed Potato Development Council — Scotland Standing Advisory Committee on List D Schools║ 13,000 Scotland St. Vincent Drilling Company║ 9,000 Scotland
Scotland; two, Wales; three, London; and one each in the North East and North West, together with one overseas body. They are listed as follows together with the costs incurred in the latest year for which figures are available.365W
Department and Body Estimated 1981–82 costs Geographical area of activity £ Department of Trade Pilotage Commission 8,000 United Kingdom National Metrological Co-ordinating Unit 195,000 United Kingdom Red Sea Lights Company Ltd. — Overseas Company Law Service Advisory Panel 5,000 United Kingdom Welsh Office Housing Management Advisory Panel 3,000 Wales Leasehold Valuation Tribunals 3,000 Wales Notes: — Cost of the body in 1981–82 was negligible. * Formerly an interdepartmental group of officials † Financial Year 1980–81. ‡ Finance for this body comes from local education authorities through pooling adjustments to their block grant: estimated costs in 1982–83 are £725,000. ║ Subsequently wound up. ¶ Includes grant in aid of £99,000 which is recovered from the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Independent Broadcasting Authority. ● In the half-year to June 1982. ■ Costs relate to body's lifetime from January to December 1980.