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Volume 986: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland 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.

Part three of the "Report on Non-Departmental Public Bodies" (Cmnd. 7797) sets out under "Sponsoring Department's Expenditure" the latest available information on the cost to the Department of its own work in dealing with the bodies covered in the 1979 Government review.Comparable information for the bodies excluded from the review is not available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.