HC Deb 07 May 1982 vol 23 c158W
Mr. Pawsey

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what bodies or organisations, for the day-to-day work or administration of which he does not answer parliamentary questions, receive finance from his Department's Vote.

Mr. David Howell

In addition to the payments made to a number of non-official bodies, international organisations, and the bodies which it sponsors listed in "Non-Departmental Public Bodies: Facts and Figures 1981", my Department makes grants to local authorities, and to certain transport and port undertakings and pension funds set out in the Estimates (Class VI, 3). While I answer questions on the general principles of the payments, I do not answer for the administration of the bodies concerned.