Mr. Stephen O'Blien
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible have been(a) established and (b) abolished since 1997. 
§ Fiona Mactaggart
The Home Office sponsors over 46 public bodies, of which 28 are non-departmental public bodies. Details of Home Office non-departmental public bodies are submitted annually to the Cabinet Office for their publication "Public Bodies", which is a series of annual publications, providing information on public bodies sponsored by Government. The latest publication being "Public Bodies 2003".
The information required for this PQ has been extracted from past editions of the Cabinet Office "Public Bodies" publications. Details of non-departmental public bodies that have been established and abolished since 1997 are shown in the table.
(a) Established (b) Abolished 1997–98 1 1 1998–99 3 1 1999–2000 2 0 2000–01 4 5 2001–02 1 3 2002–03 4 3