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Departmental Non-departmental Public Bodies

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what non-departmental public bodies his Department is responsible; and what the budget of each was in each of the last three years. (289904)

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ)’s Resource Accounts 2008-09 stated that for the year ended 31 March 2009, the MOJ was responsible for nine executive non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs). Due to Machinery of Government changes, the MOJ has not been responsible for all of these nine NDPBs during the last three years. Advisory NDPBs have not been included in this answer as the data are not readily available centrally. Please see the link below for further information about MOJ sponsored bodies, correct as of March 2009 at:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/docs/sponsored-bodies-2009-revised.pdf

The following table shows the cash grant paid to each executive NDPB by MOJ for 2009-10 and the two previous years1:

£ Million

NDPB

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

Legal services commission

2,149

2,147

2,162

Information commissioner’s office

5

5

6

Judicial appointments commission

6

7

8

Parole board

8

10

Youth justice board

443

443

Criminal injuries compensation authority

191

238

Criminal cases review commission

7

7

Office for legal complaints2

6

Legal services board2

3

1 Figures are taken from the Main Estimate of each respective year. 2007-08 figures are for the Department for Constitutional Affairs as opposed to the Ministry of Justice.

2 The source of funding to the Office for Legal Complaints and Legal Services Board is a levy upon the legal industry as per the Legal Services Act 2007 and so MOJ funding will be reimbursed.