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Public Bodies (Departmental Assistance)

Volume 23: debated on Monday 10 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what bodies or organisations, for the day-to-day work or administration of which he does not answer parliamentary questions, receive finance from his Department's Vote.

In addition to the wide variety of non-official bodies and private sector companies to which my Department provides assistance, it is sponsor Department for a number of executive bodies listed on page 24 of "Non Departmental Public Bodies; Facts and Figures 1981" and for British Shipbuilders, British Steel, Rolls Royce Ltd. and BL Ltd., all of which receive finance from my votes. While I answer questions on the general principles underlying this support, I do not answer for its detailed administration.