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