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Non-departmental Public Bodies

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will list his Department's and its predecessors' (a) executive agencies, (b) executive non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs), (c) advisory NDPBs, (d) tribunal NDPBs, (e) trading funds and (f) public corporations in each financial year since 2005-06. (156627)

All the information requested is set out in section 3.3.of the Department's annual report and accounts for 2006-07 (pages 125 to 130). This includes all the changes from 2005-06. The report can be accessed on the BERR website at http://www.berr.gov.uk/files/file40578.pdf and in the House of Commons Library.

Changes since the 2006-07 annual report are as follows:

The creation of the Technology Strategy Board (on 1 July 2007), an executive NDPB.

On 28 June 2007, with the creation of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and of the Department for Innovation, Universities, and Skills, the transfer of the following bodies was announced:

Local Better Regulation Office (an NDPB, and a company limited by guarantee) and the Better Regulatory Commission, (and advisory NDPB) to transfer from Cabinet Office to BERR.

From DTI to DIUS:

Executive Agencies

National Weights and Measures Laboratory

UK Intellectual Property Office.

Executive NDPBs

British Hallmarking Council

Design Council

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Council for Central Laboratory Research Council (CCLRC) and Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC): merged into the Science and Technology Facilities Council on 1 April 2007.

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Economic and Social Research Council

Natural Environment Research Council

Medical Research Council

Technology Strategy Board.

Advisory NDPBs

Council for Science and Technology.

Tribunal

Copyright Tribunal

Insolvency Practitioners Tribunal.