§ Dr. Wright
To ask the Prime Minister if he will list those non-departmental public bodies which(a) have been abolished since 1979 and (b) have been established since 1979.
§ The Prime Minister
A full list of non-departmental public bodies in existence for each year since 1979 is available in the following publications: "Report on Non-Departmental Public Bodies" (Pliatzky Report, Cmnd 7797, January 1980), "Non-Departmental Public Bodies: Facts and Figures 1980", "Non-Departmental Public Bodies: Facts and Figures 1981", and "Public Bodies" published annually from 1982. Copies of these publications are available in the Libraries of both Houses.
For each year since 1986, a press notice has listed separately public bodies which have been created and abolished. Copies are being sent to the hon. Member, and to the Libraries of both Houses. Such summary data for the years 1979 to 1985 do not exist, and could be reconstructed only at disproportionate cost.