§ Siir Philip Holland
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he will list in the Official Report all advisory committees to which he make appointments and which have not been listed in the annual public bodies publication of the Management and Personnel Office; and which have been abolished since the beginning of 1982;
(2) if he will list in the Official Report all advisory committees to which he makes appointments which are not listed in the annual public bodies publication by the Management and Personnel Office of the Cabinet Office.
§ Mrs. Currie
[pursuant to her reply, 9 December 1986, c. 125–26]: I regret that HM(71)49—"Review of the safe handling of foul and infected laundry" was omitted from table 1 in my previous reply.
§ Sir Philip Holland
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, what is the status of the 25 expert advisory committees listed in columns 587 and 588 of the Official Report for 16 May but not listed in the replies to the hon. Member for Gedling on 9 December.
§ Mrs. Currie
[pursuant to her reply, 15 December 1986 c. 420]:
The information requested is as follows:
Advisory Committees Classified as Non-Departmental Public Bodies and Listed in the Annual Publication "Public Bodies" Title Number of Meetings April 1985–April 1986 Normal Number of Meetings Per Year 1. Advisory Committee on Dialysis Equipment 0 As and when required 2. Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens 4 4 3. Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation and the Environment 3 4 4. Medical Advisory Committee 11 11
Note.—My right hon. Friend shares joint responsibility with my noble Friend, the Secretary of State for Employment, in respect of appointments to the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens and the Medical Advisory Committee. These Committees appear in "Public Bodies under the entry for the Department of Employment450W
but not under the entry for this Department. The Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation and the Environment and the Advisory Committee on Dialysis are listed in "Public Bodies 1986 which has just been published and will be available in the library.
Departmental Committees and Working Groups Tittle Number of Meetings April 1985–April 1986 Normal Number of Meeting Per Year 1. Central Manpower Committee (Medical and Dental 1 1 2. Committee on Research into Behavioural Aspects of Smoking and Health 3 2 3. Hospital Building Joint Liaison Committee 0 As and when required 4. Information Advisory Group 5 11 5. Overseas Doctors Study Group 2 2 6. Working Party on Project Cost Data Banks Wound up 7. Building and Engineering Research and Development Committee 1 3 8. Children's Research Liaison Group (Care) 1 4 9. Children's Research Liaison Group (Health) 1 As and when required 10. Elderly Research Liaison Group 1 2 11. Forensic Psychiatry Liaison Group 0 1 12. Homelessness and Addictions Research Liaison Group 1 2 13. Local Authority Social Services Research Liaison Group 3 3–4 14. Mental Handicap Research Liaison Group 4 4 15. Mental Illness Research Liaison Group 3 3 16. Nursing Research Liaison Group 2 2 17. Physical Disablement Research Liaison Group 1 2 18. Small Grants Committee (Now wound up) 4 4
Title Number of Meetings April 1985–April 1986 Normal Number of Meetings Per Year 19. Social Security Research Policy Committee 0 2 20. Supply Research Liaison Group 1 2
Note.—Committees 1–6 are departmental committees set up by administrative action and consist principally of officials and employees of the National Health Service. 7–20 are research liaison groups falling within the ambit of the chief scientist's office.