HC Deb 30 July 1998 vol 317 cc543-4W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the non-departmental public bodies in existence on 1 May 1997 that(a) have been disbanded, (b) will be disbanded in the next 12 months, (c) have had their functions transferred to (i) another non-departmental public body and (ii) a democratically elected body, (d) have been renamed but continue to perform a similar role and (e) have been unchanged; if he will indicate in (c) (ii) the relevant successor body; what new non-departmental public bodies have been established since 1 May 1997; and how many non-departmental public bodies his Department currently is responsible for. [53860]

Mr. Ron Davies

The information requested is as follows:

  1. (a) Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales; Staff Commission for Wales; and the Welsh Council for Post Graduate Medical and Dental Education;
  2. (b) The Residuary Body for Wales; Tai Cymru—whose functions will be transferred to the Welsh Office; the Land Authority for Wales and the Development Board for Rural Wales will be merged with the Welsh Development Agency;
  3. (c) i. None; ii. None;
  4. (d) The Welsh Optical Committee was renamed the Welsh Optometric Committee on 14 May 1997; the Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales was renamed the Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales on 1 October 1997; the Welsh Committee for Post Graduate Pharmaceutical Education was renamed the Welsh Committee for Professional Development of Pharmacy on 1 April 1998;
  5. (e) A list of the remaining follows.

There have been no new non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) established since 1 May 1997. I am currently responsible for 24 Executive NDPBs, 22 advisory NDPBs and 8 Tribunals.

List of those NDPBs remaining

Executive NDPBs

  • Agricultural Wages Committee (there are six committees)
  • Arts Council of Wales
  • Cardiff Bay Development Corporation
  • Countryside Council for Wales
  • Further Education Funding Council for Wales
  • Higher Education Funding Council for Wales
  • National Library of Wales
  • National Museums and Galleries of Wales
  • Royal Commission for Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
  • Sports Council for Wales
  • Welsh Development Agency
  • Welsh Language Board
  • Welsh National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting
  • Tourist Board
Advisory NDPBs
  • Agricultural Dwelling House Advisory Committee for Wales (there are six committees)
  • Ancient Monuments Board for Wales
  • Environment Agency Advisory Committee for Wales
  • Hill Farming Advisory Sub-Committee for Wales
  • Historic Building Council for Wales
  • Library and Information Services Council (Wales)
  • Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales
  • Place Names Advisory Committee
  • Welsh Advisory Committee on Drug and Alcohol Misuse
  • Welsh Dental Committee
  • Welsh Industrial Development Advisory Board
  • Welsh Medical Committee
  • Welsh Nursing and Midwifery Committee
  • Welsh Pharmaceutical Committee
  • Welsh Scientific Advisory Committee
  • Agricultural Land Tribunal (Wales)
  • Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales
  • Registered Inspectors Appeals Tribunal (Wales)
  • Rent Assessment Panel for Wales
  • Valuation Tribunals (Wales) (there are four tribunals).