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Public Bodies: Energy

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many officials are employed by the (a) Coal Authority, (b) Committee on Radioactive Waste Management, (c) Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, (d) UK Energy Research Partnership and (e) Civil Nuclear Police Authority. (320319)

The number of officials employed by these organisations is set out in the table:


Number of employees

Coal Authority


Nuclear Decommissioning Authority


Civil Nuclear Police Authority


1 Executives/staff plus eight non executives

2 Employees - made up of 837 police officers and 141 police staff with an additional 20 agency/staff. In addition, the chairman and two independent members of the board are appointed by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and are not included in the employee figures but are on the payroll of the CNPA

The Committee on Radioactive Waste Management is an advisory body to the UK Government and devolved administrations and does not employ any officials directly. The Committee's Secretariat consists of three to four people employed by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

The Energy Research Partnership is a partnership between, government, industry and research organisations. No civil servants (officials) are employed by ERP. The ERP's Secretariat is supported by a civil servant on a part-time basis.