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Volume 986: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the cost to his Department of providing secretariat and executive support services for each non-departmental public body to which he appoints members other than civil servants.

Following decisions announced in the "Report on Non-Departmental Public Bodies" (Cmnd. 7797), the cost of secretariat and executive support services for those bodies sponsored by my right hon. Friend, based on 1979–80 cost data, is given below. Where no figure appears the costs are negligible.

Cost of secretariat and executive support £
International Military Services Ltd18,000
National Army Museum1,000
Royal Air Force Museum24,000
Services Kinema Corporation
Advisory Committee on Conscientious objectors
Advisory Council for the Ulster Defence Regiment
Advisory Panel on Departmental Records1,000
Anglo-American or Scottish-American Community Relations Committees
Dartmoor Steering Group2,000
Defence Industries Quality Assurance Panel Sub-Committee7,000
Defence Scientific Advisory Committee and Sub-Committees79,000
Independent Boards of Visitors for the Military Corrective Training Centre and the Royal Naval Detention Quarters
Meteorological Committee13,000
Nuclear Powered Warships Safety Committee9,000
Nuclear Weapons Safety Committee9,000
Royal College of Defence Studies Advisory Board
Royal Military College of Science Advisory Council2,000
United Kingdom Polar Medal Assessment Committee1,000