§ Mr. Andrew Turner
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) if he will list those public bodies which are the responsibility of his Department and which are not listed in Public Bodies 2000; 
(2) if he will list those public bodies to which his Department appoints members and which are not listed in Public Bodies 2000. 
§ Mr. Paul Murphy
"Public Bodies 2000" sets out information on non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs), certain public corporations (including nationalised industries) and NHS bodies. There are four types of NDPB—executive NDPBs, advisory NDPBs, tribunal NDPBs, and boards of visitors to penal establishments. The next edition will be published around the end of the year. Information about task forces, annual reports and ad hoc advisory groups is set out in an annual report, published by Cabinet Office. Copies of "Public Bodies 2000" are in the Library of the House. It can also be accessed via the Cabinet Office website (http://www.official-documents.co.uk/ document/caboff/pb00/pb00.htm). Copies of the annual report on task forces and similar bodies have also been placed in the Library of the House and it is being made available on the Cabinet Office website.
I make appointments to the following public bodies which are not listed in "Public Bodies 2000":
- Reference Committee Panels (Wales)
- Council of St. David's University College, Lampeter
- Court of Cranfield University
- Court of University of Wales, Bangor
- Court of University of Wales, Swansea.
My Department does not have sponsorship responsibility for any public bodies.
§ Mr. Collins
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many appointments he has made to public bodies since 7 June; and how many are in his gift. 
§ Mr. Paul Murphy
Information about numbers of ministerial appointments to public bodies is included in the Cabinet Office's annual report, "Public Bodies". Copies are placed in the Library of the House and the report is published on the Cabinet Office website. The next edition, which will include numbers of appointments at 31 March 2001, will be published around the end of the year.
While there is no central record of appointments falling to me, the total is thought to be around 20. I have made no such appointments since 7 June.