HC Deb 22 July 2004 vol 424 c625W
Mr. Norman

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his Written Statement of 20 May 2004,Official Report, columns 61-4WS, on bureaucracy, (1) what the budget of each arm's length body is in this financial year; and how many staff in each body are (a) providing duplicated functions and (b) involved in unnecessary regulatory and policy activities; [176714]

(2) if he will list the arm's length bodies he has identified which could be moved to a more independent status with greater stakeholder control; [176717]

(3) how many of the planned 25 per cent. fewer staff posts will be lost through (a) natural wastage,(b) compulsory redundancy, (c) transfer to another arm's length body and (d) transfer to his Department; [176715]

(4) if he will list the arm's length bodies he has identified to be merged or closed; and which of these was created in the last six years; [176716]

(5) if he will list the unnecessary regulatory and policy activities identified in the review of arm's length bodies. [176718]

Ms Rosie Winterton

For budgetary information, I refer the hon. Member to the reply sent to the hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Mr. Lansley) today.

A report on the Department's review of its arm's length bodies was published today by way of a written statement.