§ Mr. Stephen O'Brien
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total gross running costs were to his Department of the NDPBs accountable through his Department in the financial year 1996–97. 
§ Ms Stuart
The table is extracted from data in "Public Bodies l997" and shows a total departmental contribution of £118.6 million to the gross expenditure of Department's executive non-departmental public bodies in the financial year 1996–97.
NDPBs—gross expenditure funded by Government, 1996–97 £ million Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work 37.7 English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting 6.6 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority 1.8 Medical Practices Committee 0.5 National Biological Standards Board 10.4 National Radiological Protection Board 6.2 Public Health Laboratory Service Board 55.4 Total 118.6