HC Deb 28 May 1982 vol 24 cc459-60W
Mr. Hooson

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what estimate he has of the total number of non-departmental public bodies associated with his Department on (a) 4 May 1979, (b) 4 May 1982 and (c) how many he anticipates on 4 May 1984.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

Taking as associated bodies those included in successive editions of "Non-Departmental Bodies: Facts and Figures", together with the health authorities and community health councils in Wales, the estimates are:

  1. (a) 83 at 4 May 1979
  2. (b) 77 at 4 May 1982.
I cannot predict the 1984 figure but I keep the need for all such bodies under regular review.