§ Mr. Burns
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment 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 1 May 1997.
§ Dr. Howells
The numbers of(a) places and (b) vacancies on the Boards of the Non-Departmental Bodies sponsored by this Department are as follows:
NDPB Places (a) Current vacancies(b) Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research (CILT) 13 0 Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) 18 0 Education Assets Board (EAB) 11 0 Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) 18 0 Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) 15 2 Funding Agency for Schools (FAS) 15 0 Further Education Funding Council (FEFC) 14 0 Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) 15 0 Investors in People (UK) (IiPUK) 15 1 British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA formerly known as NCET) 6 0 Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) 14 0 Remploy 12 2 Student Loans Company (SLC) 7 3 Teacher Training Agency (TTA) 11 0
The total number of (c) resignations from the Boards of these bodies since I May 1997 is 3. The total number of (d) retirements from the Boards of these bodies since 1 May 1997 is 8. The total number of (d) members of the Boards of these bodies who have not been re-appointed since I May 1997 is 19 (some of these were not eligible for further re-appointment under the guidance issued by the Office for the Commissioner for Public Appointments (OCPA)). The total number of (e) Board members of these bodies who have remained in post since 1 May 1997 is 718W 128. The total number of (g) appointments of these bodies since 1 May 1997 is 63, of which 15 have been re-appointments.