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Volume 986: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment 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.

Details of my Department's expenditure on these bodies were included in part three of the "Report on Non-Departmental Public Bodies" (Cmnd. 7797, pp. 149–151). Precise information about secretariat and executive support services could be provided only at disproportionate expense.