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Next Steps

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 21 December 1989

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To ask the Minister for the Civil Service if he will set out in the Official Report a table of bodies announced as candidates for Next Steps executive agency status, showing the date of announcement of candidature, date of establishment as agency (where appropriate) and the number of staff and expenditure-turnover for each candidate-agency at latest convenient date.

[holding answer 20 December 1989]: The information requested is as follows:

AgencyDate announced as candidateEstablished
Vehicle Inspectorate18 February 19881 August 1988
Companies House18 February 19883 October 1988
HMSO18 February 198814 December 1988
National Weights and7 June 198818 April 1989
Measures Laboratory
Warren Spring7 June 198820 April 1989
Resettlement Agency18 February 198824 May 1989
Civil Service College9 May 19886 June 1989
QE11 Conference Centre18 February 19886 July 1989
Historic Royal Palaces18 February 19881 October 1989
Laboratory of the7 June 198830 October 1989
Government Chemist
Total 10 Agencies

Announced Candidates for Executive Agency Status


Building Research Establishment24 October 1988
Cadw23 October 1989
Central Office of Information9 February 1989
Central Statistical Office5 April 1989
Central Veterinary Office20 April 1989
Civil Service Commission13 April 1989
Civil Service Occupational Health Service9 May 1988
Defence Accounts Organisation18 October 1989
Defence Research Agency18 February 1988
Department of Registers of Scotland29 April 1988
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Directorate18 February 1988
Driving Standards Agency25 July 1988
Employment Service18 February 1988
Forensic Science Service23 May 1989
Fuel Suppliers Branch28 July 1988
Historic Buildings and Monuments29 April 1988
Hydrographic Office18 October 1989
Insolvency Service13 July 1988
Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce11 January 1989
Land Registry26 October 1988
Meteorological Office18 February 1988
Military Survey18 October 1989
National Engineering Laboratory24 July 1989
National Physical Laboratory7 June 1988
Ordnance Survey14 December 1989
Overseas Development Natural Resources Institute19 December 1989
Passport Office18 February 1988
Patent Office13 July 1988
Planning Inspectorate21 December 1988
Property Holdings27 September 1989
Radiocommunications Division13 July 1988
RAF Training18 October 1989
Royal Mint23 November 1989
Royal Parks18 February 1988
Service Childrens Schools 18 October 1989
Social Security IT Services17 May 1989
Social Security Benefits17 May 1989
Training Agency5 December 1988
Vehicles Certification Agency25 July 1988
Veterinary Medicines Directorate20 April 1989
Total 43 Agencies (This includes three in Northern Ireland that are not listed here)

The numbers of staff and expenditure/turnover for each agency and candidate are contained in annex A of the White Paper "The Finance and Accountability of Next Steps Agencies" (Cm. 914, published on 14 December 1989), except in the case of the Overseas Development Natural Resources Institute (ODNRI) which employs 453 staff and has an annual expenditure of £16·4 million.