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Volume 986: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 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.

The information requested was not separately identified for the purpose of the "Report on Non-Departmental Public Bodies" (Cmnd. 7797) and could not now be obtained without disproportionate cost. I would, however, refer my hon. Friend to the columns headed "Sponsoring Departments' Expenditure" on pages 134 and 135 of the report, which include some expenditure other than that incurred in providing secretariat and executive support services.