HC Deb 17 March 1998 vol 308 cc598-9W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will publish a list of non-departmental public bodies(a) he has abolished since 1 May 1997 and (b) he has established since 1 May 1997; and what are the planned annual running costs of those that have been established since 1 May 1997. [34833]

Dr. Howells

Since 1 May 1997 the Department has abolished two bodies and transferred their functions to a new body:

(a)Abolished Date of closure
School Curriclum and Assessment Authority(SCAA) 30 September 1197
National Council for Vocational Qualification (NCVQ) 30 September 1997

(b) Established (c) Planned annual running costs
1997–98 estimate 1998–99 planned
Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) 1 October 1997 10.5 19.5
for 6 months
Disability Rights Task Force 1
New Deal Task Force 1
Skills Task Force 1
1Advisory NDPBs, travel and subsistence costs.