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Non-Departmental Public Bodies: Government Assistance

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 14 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people were employed in each non-departmental public body which received funding from his Department and its predecessors in each of the last five years. (289828)

The Department has sponsorship responsibility for the non-departmental public bodies listed below. Information on staff numbers for the last five years can be found in their annual report which can be downloaded from the Internet.

The advisory NDPBs sponsored by the Department incur little or no expenditure and their administration is undertaken by Departmental officials, who have other responsibilities.

Executive Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs)

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)

British Hallmarking Council

Capital for Enterprise Ltd

Competition Commission

Competition Service

Consumer Focus

Construction Industry Training Board

Design Council

Engineering Construction Industry Training Board

Film Industry Training Board for England and Wales

Hearing Aid Council

Higher Education Funding Council for England

Investors in People UK

SITPRO (Simplifying International Trade)

Learning and Skills Council

Local Better Regulation Office (LBRO)

National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts

Office for Fair Access

Student Loans Company Ltd

Technology Strategy Board

UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)

UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES)

Regional Development Agencies

Advantage West Midlands

South East England Development Agency

East of England Development Agency

South West of England Regional Development Agency

ONE North East

East Midlands Development Agency

Northwest Regional Development Agency

Yorkshire Forward

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

Advisory NDPB

Industrial Development Advisory Board

Low Pay Commission

Regional Industrial Development Boards

Union Modernisation Fund Supervisory Board

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Advisory Board

Council for Science and Technology

Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property

Tribunal NDPBs

Central Arbitration Committee

Competition Appeal Tribunal

Insolvency Practitioners Tribunal

Copyright Tribunal