HC Deb 22 October 1987 vol 120 c847W
Mr. Tony Banks

asked the Prime Minister how many non-departmental public bodies have (a) been set up and (b) abolished since 1979.

The Prime Minister

Between May 1979 and April 1987, 372 new non-departmental public bodies were set up. During the same period, 896 bodies were abolished, rationalised or substantially reduced resulting in a net reduction of 524.

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