§ Sir Philip Holland
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will list in the Official Report all advisory committees to which he makes appointments 103W and which have not been listed in the annual "Public Bodies" publications of the Management and Personnel Office; and which have been abolished since the beginning of 1982;
(2) if he will list in the Official Report all advisory committees to which he makes appointments which are not listed in the annual "Public Bodies" publication issued by the Management and Personnel Office of the Cabinet Office.
§ Mr. Hurd
There is no central record of unlisted committees which have ceased to exist. Only committees with a life of less than 12 months would not normally be listed.
The most recent regular survey of Home Office bodies identified three committees in existence on 1 April 1986 which had not been listed in the 1985 edition of "Public Bodies":
- (i) The Special Panel of Advisers on Security Cases (paragraph 150 of the Immigration Rules HC 169), which had not at the time of the review convened since 1976;
- (ii) The New Town Licensed Premises Committee (Milton Keynes) and the Advisory Committee on Service Candidates had appeared in earlier editions but were omitted due to an oversight.