§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service how many branches of the Civil Service now have agency status; and in which Departments.
§ Mr. Richard Luce
[holding answer 11 July 1989]: A total of eight Government activities have been set up as executive agencies. These are:
Agency Department Vehicle inspectorate Department of Transport Companies House Department of Trade and Industry HMSO National weights and measures laboratory Department of Trade and Industry Warren Spring laboratory Department of Trade and Industry Resettlement agency Department of Social Security Civil Service College Office of the Minister for the Civil Service QEII conference centre Property Services Agency
I shall be making a full progress report to the House shortly.