HC Deb 24 November 1994 vol 250 cc271-2W
Mr. Sykes

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many quangos her Department was responsible for(a) in 1979 and (b) in the latest year for which a number is available.

Mr. Boswell

The number of bodies sponsored by the Department in 1979 was 30, as shown in the "Report on Non-Departmental Public Bodies"—Pliatzky Report, Cm 7797, January 1980. In 1993 the figure was 14, as shown in "Public Bodies 1993". Copies of these publications are available in the Libraries of both Houses.

Mr. Sykes

To ask the Secretary of State for Education which quangos her Department has abolished since 1979.

Mr. Boswell

Since 1979 the following bodies were dissolved while under the sponsorship of the DepartmentCentre for Information and Advice on Educational Disadvantage

  • Youth Service Forum
  • Kennedy Memorial Trust
  • Advisory Committee on Business Sponsorship of the Arts
  • The Cockroft Committee of Enquiry into the Teaching of Mathematics in Schools
  • Youth Service Review Group
  • Science Museum Advisory Council
  • Advisory Council for Adult and Continuing Education
  • Educational Counselling and Credit Transfer Information
  • Service Steering Committee
  • Genetic Manipulation Advisory Group
  • Schools Council
  • Advisory Committee on the Supply and Education of Teachers Committee of Enquiry into the Education of Children from Ethnic Minority Groups
  • Industrial Scholarships Trust
  • Advisory Committee for the Microelectronics Educational Programme
  • Assessment of Performance Unit
  • Burnham Further Education Committee
  • Burnham Primary and Secondary Committee
  • Council for the Accreditation of Correspondence Colleges
  • Council for Education Technology for the United Kingdom
  • Micro-electronics Education Support Unit
  • National Advisory Body for Public Sector Higher Education
  • National Advisory Council for the Youth Service
  • University Grants Committee
  • Voluntary Sector Consultative Council
  • School Curriculum Development Committee
  • Secondary Examinations Council
  • Computer Board for Universities and Research Councils
  • Co-ordinating Committee on Marine Science and Technology
  • National Youth Bureau
  • Open University Visiting Committee
  • Polytechnics and Colleges Funding Council
  • Universities Funding Council
  • Visiting Committee for Cranfield Institute of Technology
  • Visiting Committee for the Royal College of Art
  • National Curriculum Council
  • School Examinations and Assessment Council
  • Teaching as a Career Unit
  • Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Council for National Academic Awards

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