§ Mr. Swinney
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will list the offices or agencies under his control which will be subject to L.2 of Head L in Schedule 5 of the Scotland Act 1998; how many people are currently employed in these offices; and what equal opportunities practices are adopted in these offices. 
§ Mr. Chris Smith
[holding answer 15 December 1998]: All Non-Departmental Public Bodies falling under my Department are covered by the reserved matter of equal opportunities defined by Section L.2 of Head L of Schedule 5 of the Scotland Act 1998 and by the first exception to that. The following bodies may be designated as cross-border public authorities and therefore be subject also to the second exception:
Name of Body Current number of UK employees British Library 2,413 Theatre Trust 6 British Tourist Authority 161.5 Museums and Galleries Commission 43 National Heritage Memorial Fund 152
All these bodies are responsible for ensuring that they meet the equal opportunities requirements set out in law.