HC Deb 12 December 1983 vol 50 c328W
Mr. Michael Forsyth

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list for each year since 1978–79 the total number of appointments of all kinds it fell within his power to make, whether or not such appointments actually fell to be made in the year in question.

Mr. Tom King

The total number of appointments to non-departmental public bodies, including executive bodies, advisory bodies and tribunal systems, as defined in the Management and Personnel Office's annual publication "Public Bodies', which it fell within my power to make in the years in question, are as follows. The major proportion of these were appointments to industrial tribunals.

1979–80 3,942
1980–81 3,499
1981–82 3,407
1982–83 3,032