HC Deb 19 March 1998 vol 308 c679W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish(a) the number of places on each of his Department's non-departmental public bodies, (b) the number of places that are currently unfilled on each non-departmental public body, (c) the total number of members that have resigned since 1 May 1997, (d) the total number that have retired since 1 May 1997, (e) the total number that have not had their contracts renewed since 1 May 1997, (f) the total number that have remained in place since 1 May 1997 and (g) the total number that have been appointed since I May 1997. [35276]

Mr. Tony Lloyd

The FCO has responsibility for 7 Non Departmental Public Bodies: Marshall Aid Commemorative Committee (MACC), Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), Commonwealth Institute (CI), British Council (BC)', Britain Russia Centre (BRC)2, British Association for Central and Eastern Europe (BACEE)12, Great Britain China Centre—this has no public appointments.

1The Secretary of State approves nominations rather than makes appointments to these bodies. He has the power only to veto a nomination.2These three bodies do not fall within the provisions of the OCPA guidance on appointments.
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