§ Mr. Fisher
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the annual cost of fees and reimbursements to people appointed to(a) public, (b) non-governmental and (c) other bodies by his Department.188W
§ Mr. Kenneth Carlisle
[holding answer 5 December 1990]: The non-departmental public bodies sponsored by the Ministry of Defence are listed in the booklet "Public Bodies". This gives information on overall expenditure and the level of fees paid.
In addition, the Ministry of Defence appoints annually a number of individuals on secondment to public, non-governmental and other bodies. The number of individuals seconded at the end of 1989 was as follows:
- Public bodies—21
- Non-governmental bodies—172
- Others (Industry and Commerce)—173
The financial arrangements are agreed on an individual basis and further details could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.