HC Deb 26 March 1998 vol 309 cc215-6W
Mr. Swinney

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if she will list the(a) location of, (b) running costs of, (c) salary costs of and (d) staff numbers at the head office of the UK Ecolabelling Board; what percentage of staff are based in (i) London and (ii) Scotland; and what percentage of salary and running costs relate to (1) London and (2) Scotland. [36128]

Angela Eagle

The UK Ecolabelling Board is located in central London. The Board's running costs for 1997/98 are £0.6 million, of which £0.3 million are salary costs. The Board has 14 members, five full-time officers and one part-time officer, all of whom work at the London office. It is not possible to identify the proportion of the Board's staff and running costs that relate to each part of the United Kingdom as its main activities, the negotiation of ecolabelling criteria within the European Community and the promotion of the scheme nationally, relate to the United Kingdom as a whole.