HC Deb 13 December 1983 vol 50 c385W
Mr. Michael Forsyth

asked the Secretary of State for Transport 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. Ridley

The necessary information is not held centrally. It could be obtained, if at all, only at excessive cost.