§ Mr. Morgan
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which non-departmental public bodies are sponsored by his Department; which of these are audited by the National Audit Office; which firms of private accountants audit each of the others; by what method of tendering contracts to such firms are awarded; and for what duration.
§ Mr. Portillo
[holding answer 10 July 1992]: All the NDPBs sponsored by Her Majesty's Treasury are audited by the NAO. These are the National Economic Development Council, and various pay review bodies: the Armed Forces Pay Review Body, the Doctors and Dentists Review Body, the Nurses Midwives and Other NHS Professionals Review Body, the Pharmacists' Review Body and the Top Salaries Review Body.