§ Dr. Wright
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what share of total departmental spending was accounted for by non-departmental public bodies in each year since 1979.
§ Mr. Curry
Information relating to expenditure on non-departmental public bodies is contained in the annual publication "Public Bodies", which has been published each year since 1982. I regret that information prior to that date is not readily available.
Figures for departmental expenditure for the years to 1990 are contained in the public expenditure White Paper for each year and are summarised in the cash plan table given at the beginning of chapter 3 of each White Paper. Figures for 1991 onwards are contained in the Ministry's departmental reports and may be found in the cash plan at annex 1 to each report.