HC Deb 24 November 1994 vol 250 cc338-9W
Mr. Sykes

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which quangos his Department has abolished since 1979.

Mr. Lang

A list of bodies which have been abolished since 1979 is not held centrally by my Department and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, there is a list of bodies which, between 1 April 1985 and 1 April 1993, have been abolished, amalgamated with other bodies, are no longer sponsored by my Department or have ceased to be non-departmental public bodies for other reasons—for example, cessation of Government funding. This is as follows:

  • Advisory Committee on Statistical Information
  • Appeal Panel for Entry to Pharmaceutical Lists in Scotland
  • Colleges of Education—Governing bodies (5)
  • Committee of Investigation for Scotland
  • Consultative Committee on the Curriculum
  • Countryside Commission for Scotland
  • Dumping at Sea Representation Panel
  • Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art—Board of Governors
  • Dundee Institute of Technology—Board of Governors
  • East of Scotland College of Agriculture—Board of Governors Edinburgh College of Art—Board of Governors
  • Electricity Consultative Councils (2)
  • Fire Service Examinations Board (Scotland)
  • Glasgow College of Technology—Board of Governors
  • Glasgow School of Art—Board of Governors
  • Highlands and Islands Development Board
  • Highlands and Islands Development Consultative Council
  • Hill Farming Research Organisation
  • Lay Observer for Scotland
  • Leith Nautical College
  • Napier Polytechnic of Edinburgh—Board of Governors
  • National Committee for the In-Service Training of Teachers
  • National Health Service Tribunal for Scotland
  • National Panel of Specialists
  • Nature Conservancy Council for Scotland
  • Newbattle Abbey College—Board of Governors
  • North of Scotland College of Agriculture—Board of Governors
  • Orkney Islands Shipping Company Ltd
  • Paisley College of Technology—Board of Governors
  • Queen's College—Board of Governors
  • Queen Margaret College—Board of Governors
  • Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology—Board of Governors
  • Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama— Board of Governors
  • Scottish Advisory Committee on Top Grade Scientific Posts
  • Scottish Agricultural Development Panel
  • Scottish Agricultural Statistics Consultative Committee
  • Scottish Agricultural Research and Development Advisory Council
  • Scottish College of Textiles—Board of Governors
  • Scottish Committee for Staff Development in Education
  • Scottish Council for Post Graduate Medical Education
  • Scottish Council for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education
  • Scottish Council for Research in Education
  • Scottish Development Agency
  • Scottish Health Eduction Co-ordinating Committee
  • Scottish Institute of Agricultural Engineering
  • Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman
  • Scottish National Camps Association Ltd—Council of Management
  • Scottish National War Memorial—Board of Trustees
  • Scottish Special Housing Association—Council of Management
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  • Scottish Tertiary Education Advisory Council
  • The Scottish Agricultural College
  • Visiting Committees to Detention Centres and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) (5)
  • West of Scotland Agricultural College—Board of Governors
  • Working Party on Management Training for Leisure and Recreation

Mr. Sykes

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

Mr. Lang

In 1979 my Department sponsored 244 non-departmental public bodies. In 1993 there were 160.