§ Mr. Eggar
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list all the nationalised industries, non-governmental organisations and agencies for which his Department either has responsibility or provides funding, as well as those sections of his Department, which provide services to the general public or to private organisations; and if he will indicate separately those which at present (a) charge no fees, (b) charge fees which do not fully cover the costs of providing those services, (c) charge fees which exactly cover the costs of providing those services and (d) charge fees which more than cover the costs of providing those services.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
[pursuant to his reply, 6 February 1985, c. 587]: The Department of Employment provides funding for the Manpower Services Commission, the Advisory, conciliation and Arbitration Service, and the Health and Safety Commission, with its executive arm the Health and Safety Executive, which, together with the Department itself, form the DE group.
On the matter of services to the general public and private organisations, I list for the DE Group, the services whose full cost exceed £100,000 per annum.
(a) No fees are charged for a large number of services provided in respect of the DE Group's statutory functions. the major services are:—
- 1. Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.
- 2. Advice and information provided by the Health and Safety Executive on health and Safery matters.
- 3. Industrial Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunals.
- 4. Race Relations Employment Advisory Service.
- 5. Jobcentre service.
- 6. Employment Rehabilitation.
- 7. Services to Disabled People.
- 8. Sheltered Employment Procurement and Consultancy Service.
(b) The services for which fees are charged which do not fully cover the costs are:—
- 1. Sponsored Training.
- 2. Mobile Instructor Service.
- 3. Industrial Language Training.
(c) The services for which fees are charged which are set exactly to cover the costs are:—
- 1. Testing and Research work carried out by the Research and Laboratories Division of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
- 2. Employment Medical Advisory Service provided by HSE.
- 3. Professional and Executive Recruitment Service.
- 4. Training within Industry.
- 5. Careers and Occupational Information Centre.
- 6. Training for overseas students.
- 7. Training for Redundant Steel Workers.
- 8. Instructor Training Colleges.
(d) The services for which fees are charged which at present more than cover the costs are:—
Licensing of Employment Agencies.