§ Mr. Redwood
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the new public bodies established by his Department since May 1997. 
§ Mr. Byers
The annual Cabinet Office publication, "Public Bodies", provides information on a range of public organisations. The 1997 edition lists those bodies in existence prior to May 1997. The 1998 and 1999 editions list public bodies in existence in subsequent years. Copies of these publications have been placed in the Library of the House. Copies are also available on the Cabinet Office website (www.cabinet-office.gov.uk/quango).
ECGD supported project Name of bank Name of company1 ACESITA stainless steel strip mill in Timoteo, Brazil (a) Annealing and Pickling Line Kleinwort Benson Ltd. VAI (formerly Davy McKee (Poole) Ltd. trading as Davy International) (b) Hot Mill Lloyds TSB (formerly Lloyds Bank plc) VAI (formerly Davy McKee (Sheffield) Ltd. trading as (Davy International) The nuclear power project in Qinshan, China (a) Qinshan Phase II Standard Chartered Bank Weir Pumps Ltd. (b) Qinshan Phase III Midland Bank plc Bechtel Ltd.2 The Coal handling export terminal in Tianjin, China Midland Bank plc and Bank of China, London ALSTOM Automation International Ltd. The coal fired power station in Manjung Malaysia3 Midland Bank plc ALSTOM Power Plants Ltd. Line of Credit for Korean Development Bank4 HSBC Investment Bank plc Various5 The seventh Airbus A330–200 to United Arab Emirates6 HSBC Bank plc BAE Systems (formerly BAE) and Rolls-Royce 1 Companies listed are the known lead contractors but there will be many sub-contractors involved on which records are not routinely held by ECGD—for example in the Airbus case typically, some 400 in the BAE Systems supply chain and some 250 in the Rolls-Royce supply chain. 2 Bechtel Ltd. is acting as procurement agents to procure equipment from a number of British firms (including Weir Pumps and ALSTOM) who have won valuable sub-contract work. 3 The coal fired power station in Manjung, Malaysia '(d)' and the Janamanjung Plan in Malaysia '(e)' are one and the same project. 4 A Supplier Credit Finance Facility (SCFLOC) to support the purchase of UK Capital and Semi-Capital UK Goods and UK Services. It is an export credit loan and not a 'development loan'. 5 No contracts have yet been placed. 6 Delivered on 28 January 2000—the seventh of seventeen aircraft ordered under a Purchase Agreement dated 18 October 1996.