HC Deb 18 March 1993 vol 221 cc346-7W
Dr. Wright

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many appointments to the public bodies listed in "Public Bodies" for his Department were made from names supplied by the public appointments unit; and if she will list them.

Mr. Sackville

The public appointments unit provides names of suitably qualified candidates for consideration for a wide range of appointments. Information on the source of names of individual appointees to public bodies could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Dr. Wright

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage shares of total departmental spending was accounted for by non-departmental public bodies in each year since 1979.

Mr. Sackville

The Department of Health came into existence in April 1988, having previously been a part of the Department of Health and Social Security. Figures for the period 1988–89 to 1991–92 are shown in the table; those for 1992–93 are not yet available.

Year Total expenditure by non-departmental public bodies £ million1 (a) Total departmental spending £ million1 (b) (a) as a percentage of (b)
1988–89 180 18,460 0.98
1989–90 190 19,970 0.95
1990–91 220 22,470 0.98
1991–92 240 25,560 0.94
1Rounded to the nearest £10 million.

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