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Departmental NDPBs

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the (a) budget and (b) remit is of each non-departmental public body sponsored by his Department; who the chairman is of each; and to what salary, including bonuses and expenses, each chairman is entitled. (163607)

Details of the budget and remit of each non-departmental public body (NDPB) for which my Department is responsible, with the name of the chairman and their remuneration, is published in the relevant Department's Annual Report 2007 and in Public Bodies 2007.

For DIUS NDPBs which were formerly the responsibility of DfES, this information can be found on the Department for Children, Schools and Families website at:


The following NDPBs are the responsibility of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills:

Construction Skills;

Engineering Construction Industry Training Board;

Higher Education Funding Council for England;

Investors in People;

Learning and Skills Council;

Office for Fair Access;

Quality Improvement Agency;

Student Loans Company;

Sector Skills Development Agency.

British Hallmarking Council (part of NWML);

Design Council;

Technology Strategy Board.

Research Councils:

Arts and Humanities Research Council;

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council;

Economic and Social Research Council;

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council;

Medical Research Council;

Natural Environment Research Council

Science and Technology Facilities Council.

Council for Science and Technology;

Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property;

National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts—from DCMS.

Information on NDPBs formerly the responsibility of the DTI is published in their Public Bodies Report, which can be found at:

Information on chairmen's bonuses are contained in each NDPB's annual report and accounts, which are normally available on the body's website. Composite information is not held centrally and could be collated only at disproportionate cost.