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Volume 986: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services 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 latest available information on the costs incurred by my Department as a result of its sponsorship of non-departmental bodies is contained in appendix A to part three of the "Report on Non-Departmental Public Bodies" (Cmnd 7797). The figures include expenditure on fees and expenses as well as staff costs.