HC Deb 02 May 1989 vol 152 cc7-8W
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.