HL Deb 18 May 2004 vol 661 c81WA
Lord Alton of Liverpool

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many quangos for which the Department of Health is responsible have been created since 1997. [HL2621]

Lord Warner

On 1 June 1997 there were 52 non-departmental public bodies and 13 special health authorities. The comparable figures at 1 April 2004 were 49 and 21 respectively.