HC Deb 15 November 2000 vol 356 cc675-6W
Mr. Alasdair Morgan

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the non-departmental public bodies responsible to him which have duties relating to Scotland, indicating their budget and staffing in Scotland, the number of Scottish board members and their emoluments.[137696]

Dr. Howells

The following non-departmental public bodies, sponsored by my Department, have a remit which covers Great Britain or the United Kingdom.

  • Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
  • British Hallmarking Council
  • Coal Authority
  • Gas and Electricity Consumer Council
  • National Consumer Council1
  • Post Office Users'National Council2
  • Design Council
  • Competition Commission
  • National Research Development Council
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
  • Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils
  • Economic and Social Research Council
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
  • Medical Research Council
  • Natural Environment Research Council
  • Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council
  • Simpler Trade Procedures Board
  • United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
  • Advisory Committee on Cleaner Coal Technology
  • Aerospace Committee
  • Council for Science and Technology
  • Energy Advisory Panel
  • Foresight Steering Group
  • Fuel Cell Advisory Panel
  • LINK/Teaching Company Scheme Board
  • Low Pay Commission
  • Measurement Advisory Committee
  • OSO Industry Board
  • Partnership Fund Assessment Panel
  • Renewable Energy Advisory Committee
  • Small Business Council
  • Small Business Investment Task Force3
  • Spectrum Management Advisory Group
  • 676W
  • Standing Advisory Committee on Industrial Property
  • Central Arbitration Committee
  • Copyright Tribunal
  • Employment Appeal Tribunal
  • Employment Tribunals
  • Insolvency Practitioners'Tribunal
  • Persons Hearing Consumer Credit Licensing Appeals
  • Persons Hearing Estate Agents Appeals
  • 1The National Consumer Council has a sub-committee dealing with Scottish issues—The Scottish Consumer Council
  • 2There is a separate Post Office Users' Council for Scotland
  • 3The SBITF's remit covers England but advice is made available to the devolved Administrations.

The remaining information is not held centrally in the form requested, but general information on expenditure, staffing, board members and levels of remuneration is published annually in the Cabinet Office publication, "Public Bodies". Copies of "Public Bodies 1999" have been placed in the Libraries of the House and "Public Bodies 2000" is due to be published next month. Information on board membership and remuneration can also be downloaded from the Cabinet Office Public Appointments Directory website www.cabinet-office.gov.uk