HC Deb 06 December 1999 vol 340 cc393-6W
Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many non-departmental public bodies have been(a) established and (b) abolished since 2 May 1997. [100892]

Mr. Stringer

Data on numbers of non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) are collated on a financial year basis and published annually in the publication "Public Bodies", copies of which are available in both Libraries of the House. "Public Bodies 1998" reported a net reduction of 55 NDPBs on the previous year. "Public Bodies 1999", which is due to be published later this month, is likely to show a further reduction in NDPBs.

Mr. Rowlands

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which non-departmental public bodies were(a) established and (b) abolished in (i) 1998 and (ii) 1999. [100622]

Mr. Stringer

The following lists all the non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) that have been abolished or created in the financial years 1997–98 and 1998–99. The publication "Public Bodies 1998", which is available in both Libraries of the House, provides comprehensive information on each NDPB. "Public Bodies 1999" is due to be published later this month.

Abolished1 Executive

  • British Board of Agrément
  • Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research
  • Countryside Commission
  • Development Board for Rural Wales
  • Education Assets Board
  • Land Authority for Wales
  • Monopolies and Mergers Commission
  • North Hull Housing Action Trust
  • Residuary Body for Wales
  • School Curriculum and Assessment Authority
  • Scottish Community Education Council
  • Scottish Seed Potato Development Council
  • Tai Cymru
  • UK Ecolabelling Board
  • Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
  • Ulster Museum
  • Urban Development Corporations x 9
  • Advisory Committee on Coal Research
  • Advisory Committee on Dental Establishments
  • Advisory Committee on Design Quality in the NHS
  • Advisory Committee on Joint Environmental Markets
  • Advisory Committee on Plant and Machinery
  • Advisory Committee on Service Candidates
  • Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales
  • Assessment Panel for Construction Research
  • Aviation Committee
  • Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research
  • Citizens Charter Panel of Advisers
  • Consultative Panel on Badgers and Bovine TB
  • County Court Rule Committee
  • Crime Prevention Agency
  • Dartmoor Working Party (formerly part of the Dartmoor
  • 395W
  • Steering Group)
  • Defence Scientific Advisory Council (sub-committees) x 5
  • Deregulation Task Force
  • Health and Safety Agency for Northern Ireland
  • Local Government Property Commission for Scotland
  • Local Government Staff Commission (England)
  • Microbiology Advisory Committee
  • National Advisory Council for the Employment of People with Disabilities
  • Northern Ireland Citizen's Charter Advisory Panel
  • Nuclear Powered Warships Safety Committee
  • Nuclear Weapons Safety Committee
  • Overseas Project Board
  • Race Relations Employment Advisory Group
  • Regional Panels in MAFF x 9
  • Residuary Body for Wales
  • Royal Commission on Long Term Care of the Elderly
  • Scottish Agricultural Consultative Panel
  • Scottish Crime Prevention Council
  • Scottish Economic Council
  • Scottish Studentship Selection Committee
  • Secretary of State for Scotland's Advisory Group on Sustainable Development
  • Standing Advisory Committee on Human Rights (NI)
  • Standing Committee on Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education
  • Statistics Advisory Committee
  • Sugar Beet Research and Education Committee
  • Supported Employment Consultative Group
  • Supreme Court Rule Committee
  • Teaching Company Scheme Board
  • Treasure Trove Reviewing Committee
  • Welsh Advisory Committee on Drug and Alcohol Misuse
  • Welsh Council for Post Graduate Medical and Dental Education

Tribunals NDPBs Scheme of Compensation for Loss of Earnings through Civil Unrest (NI)

1Include NDPBs which have been reclassified e.g. those moved to the private sector

Created Executive

  • British Potato Council
  • Commission for Racial Equality for Northern Ireland
  • Community Learning Scotland
  • Competition Commission
  • Countryside Agency
  • Docklands Light Railway
  • Education Transfer Council
  • English Tourism Council
  • Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland
  • Historic Royal Palaces
  • National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts
  • National Lottery Commission
  • National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland
  • New Opportunities Fund
  • NI Human Rights Commission
  • Police Information Technology Organisation
  • Qualifications and Curriculum Authority
  • Regional Development Agencies x 8
  • Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission
  • Scottish Further Education Funding Council
  • Youth Justice Board for England and Wales
  • Advisory Committee for Disabled People in Employment and Training
  • Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs
  • Advisory Committee on Consumer Products and the Environment
  • Advisory Committee on Lifelong Learning Targets
  • Aerospace Committee
  • Better Regulation Task Force
  • Civil Justice Council
  • Civil Procedure Rule Committee
  • Commission for Integrated Transport
  • Committee on Chemicals and Materials and Construction for use in Public Water Supplies and Swimming Pools
  • Defence Nuclear Safety Committee
  • Development Awareness Working Group
  • Expert Group on Airborne Particles
  • Expert Group on Cryptosporidium in Water Supplies
  • Expert Group on Vitamins and Minerals
  • Expert Panel on Sustainable Development Education
  • Football Task Force
  • Genetics and Insurance Committee
  • Low Pay Commission
  • New Deal Task Force
  • People's Panel Advisory Group
  • Race in Employment and Education Forum
  • Race Relations Forum
  • Royal Commission on Long Term Care for the Elderly
  • Scottish Advisory Committee on Distinction Awards
  • Scottish Childcare Board
  • Security Vetting Appeals Panel
  • Sentencing Advisory Panel
  • Skills Task Force
  • Spectrum Management Advisory Group
  • Treasure Valuation Committee
  • Zoos Forum
  • Office of the Surveillance Commissioners
  • Registered Nursery Education Inspectors Appeal Tribunal