HC Deb 06 December 1995 vol 268 cc298-9W
Mr. Steen

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list annual income from(a) fees, (b) charges and (c) fines; what was the total number of staff employed (i) part-time and (ii) full time; and what contribution his Department has made towards the annual running costs in each of the past three years in respect of (1) the river purification boards, (2) Her Majesty's industrial pollution inspectorate, (3) the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency and (4) the Meat and Livestock Commission for Scotland. [2747]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

The information available to me is set out in the tables. The level of detail requested is, for some of the bodies, greater than that routinely held and could be provided only at a disproportionate cost.

The information given for the Meat and Livestock Commission relates to the Great Britain-wide non-departmental public body for which the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is the sponsor Department. There is no separate commission for Scotland.

Table 4: Meat and Livestock Commission (MLC)
1993 1994 1995
fees 9,977,000 9,278,000 8,444,000
charges 28,663,000 29,646,000 32,256,000
fines Nil Nil Nil
Staff employed
all staff 737 637 541
Scottish Office contribution to running costs Nil Nil Nil

1. Information from annual reports which are prepared on the basis of a calendar year.

2. MLC do not receive income from fees, charges or fines.