§ Mr. Sean Hughes
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service if he will list both those executive agencies for the Civil Service already set up and those announced as candidates, together with the number of staff in each agency or prospective agency.
§ Mr. Luce
The current list of those Government activities already established as executive agencies under the next steps initiative and those announced by Departments as candidates, together with the number of staff employed, is as follows:
Executive Agencies Established 1Approximate Numbers Vehicle Inspectorate 1,600 Companies House 1,100 Her Majesty's Stationery Office 3,000 National Weights and Measures Laboratory 50 Warren Spring Laboratory 300 Executive agency candidates announced Building Research Establishment 700 Central Statistical Office 1,100 Central Office of Information 850 Central Veterinary Laboratory 600 Civil Service College 200 Civil Service Commission Recruitment Service 300 Civil Service Occupational Health Service 150 Crown Suppliers Fuel Branch 30 Defence non-Nuclear Research Establishments 15,000 Department of Registers of Scotland 900 Driver and Vehicle Licensing Directorate 5,400 Driver Testing and Training 2,000 Employment Service 41,000 Historic Buildings and Monuments Directorate (Scottish Office) 650 Historic Royal Palaces 300 Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce 1,000 Insolvency Service 1,500 Laboratory of the Government Chemist 350 Land Registry 8,250 Meteorological Office 2,500 National Physical Laboratory 850 Passport Department 1,000 Patent Office 1,000 Planning Inspectorate 500
Executive Agencies Established 1Approximate Numbers QEII Conference Centre 60 Radiocommunications Division, DTI 500 Resettlement Units 600 Royal Parks 600 Social Security Operations 87,000 Training Agency 12,000 Vehicle Component Approval Division, DTp 70 Veterinary Medicines Directorate 70 Northern Ireland Civil Service: Employment and Training Services, Agricultural Research Establishments, Social Security Operations 6,000 1 Figures are target 1.4.88 figures and are approximate.