§ Lord Strathclyde
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will list, with dates of appointment and of service, Members of the House of Lords who have, since May 1997, served on, or been appointed to:
- (a) non-departmental public bodies;
- (b) government-appointed task forces; and
- (c) government-appointed working parties;
or who have acted as ministerial special advisers, including in the lists for all categories both those who were Members of the House of Lords at the time of appointment or during service, and those who have been made Members of the House of Lords subsequently. [HL349]
§ The Minister of State, Cabinet Office (Lord Falconer of Thoroton)
I regret that detailed information in the form requested is not held centrally, and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.
The names of current members of non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs), including those government task forces which are classified as advisory NDPBs, are available on the net at www.quango.gov.uk.188WA
The following Members of the House of Lords are currently members of Government task forces, reviews and other ad hoc advisory groups.
Body Member of the House of Lords Advisory Group to Consider and Recommend on an Appropriate New Statue or Work of Art for the Vacant Plinth in Trafalgar Square (DCMS) Baroness Rendell of Babergh CBE Cleaner Vehicles Task Force (DETR) Rt Hon Lord Macdonald of Tradeston (Minister for Transport, DETR) Company Law Review Consultative Committee (DTI) Rt Hon Lord Newton of Braintree OBE Creative Industries Task Force (DCMS) Lord Alli Rt Hon Baroness of Jay of Paddington (Lord Privy Seal, Leader of the House of Lords and Minister for Women) Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC (Parliamentary Undersecretary of State, FCO) Human Rights Task Force (HO) Lord Harris of Haringey Information Age Partnership (DTI) Lord Simpson of Dunkeld Interchange Steering Council (Cabinet Office) Lord Haskins Ministerial Task Force on the Government's Response to the Children's Safeguards Review (DH) Lord Falconer of Thoroton QC (Minister of State, Cabinet Office) Lord Warner Panel 2000 Advisory Group (FCO) Lord Alli Baroness Blackstone (Minister for Education and Employment. DfEE) Rt Hon Baroness Chalker of Wallasey Rt Hon Lord Clinton-Davis Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge Lord Paul Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC (Parliamentary Undersecretary of State, FCO) Road Haulage Forum (DETR) Lord Macdonald of Tradeston (Minister for Transport, DETR) Science and Innovation Strategy Group (DfEE) Baroness Blackstone (Minister for Education and Employment DfEE) Lord Sainsbury of Turville (Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Science, DTI) Scottish Fee Support Review (DfEE) Lord Burns GCB
Body Member of the House of Lords Service Families Task Force (MOD) Rt Hon Baroness Hollis of Heigham (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DSS) Standards Task Force (DfEE) Lord Puttnam CBE Steering Group on the Lawrence Inquiry Action Plan (HO) Baroness Howells of St Davids OBE Task Force for London Transport (DETR) Rt Hon Lord Macdonald of Tradeston (Minister for Transport, DETR) Thoracic Surgical Services Review (DH) Baroness Emerton DBE Working Group on Forced Marriage Lord Ahmed Lord Dholakia OBE Baroness Uddin
Since May 199'7, the only Special Adviser to have also been a member of the House of Lords was Lord Hollick. Lord Warner became a member of the House of Lords after his appointment as a Special Adviser to the Home Secretary had ended.