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Volume 981: debated on Monday 17 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if, pursuant to the "Report on Non-Departmental Public Bodies", he will list the six advisory bodies which his Department is to wind up.

The information is as follows:

Manufacturing Machinery Advisory Cornmittee—abolished January 1980; Electronics Components Industry Support Scheme and Instrumentation and Automation Scheme Advisory Board—abolished October 1979; Committee of Inquiry into the Engineering Profession—abolished November 1979;
Iron and Steel Employees Readaptation Benefits Scheme Advisory Committee—abolished January 1980:
Industrial Technologies Education and Training Committee—work will come to an end by March 1982;
Furniture Development Council—no decision can be taken about the Council until the result of the current ministerial review of the compulsory research levy is known.