§ Mr. Raynsford
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list all the non-departmental public bodies to which his Department makes appointments in the Greater London area, with the total annual budget for each body and the number of appointments made or renewed for each body in each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Norris
The information requested is as follows:
- a. The Traffic Director for London has a budget of £10.25 million for 1994–95. The appointment was made in 1991 for a five year term.
- b. The London Regional Passengers' Committee's budget, to meet 1994–95 running costs, is £0.47 million. Since 1 April 1994, when responsibility for the committee was transferred to my right hon. Friend from the President of the Baord of Trade, no appointments have been made or renewed.
- c. The Traffic Commissioner for the South Eastern and Metropolitan Traffic Area, which includes the Greater London area, has a budget of £1.36 million to meet running costs in 1994–95. Only one appointment—that of a Deputy Traffic Commissioner in 1992—has been made over the last five years.