§ Mr. Burns
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales 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. 
§ Mr. Ron Davies
My department does not gather centrally precise data on the number of seats and vacancies on non-departmental public bodies since many of them have some flexibility in the total number of members. Neither does it hold central data on whether members have retired, resigned or not been reappointed. Information on the public appointments which I make in Wales is collated and published quarterly. The December edition, a copy of which is in the library of the House, shows that 622 of those currently serving on public bodies were appointed before 1 May 1997 and the remaining 90 were appointed subsequently.