§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will list the non-elected bodies responsible to his Department which are responsible for providing advice or services in London, indicating in each case the (i) overall budget and (ii) estimated running costs for each year from 1996–97 to 1999–2000. 
Mr. John M. Taylor
My Department has responsibility for a broad range of bodies which provide advice or services both in London and outside. A list of these can be found in "Public Bodies 1996" which is available in the Library of the House. In addition, specific details about the agencies and a number of non-departmental public bodies for which my Department is responsible are published in "Trade and Industry: The Government's Expenditure plans 1997–98 to 1990–00" (Cm 3605), published on 20 March 1997, a copy of which is available in the Library of the House. Further details about particular bodies may be found in their annual 1009W reports. Many of these reports are also either available in the Library of the House or can be obtained direct from the body concerned.