§ Mr. Andrew Turner
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (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. 
§ Dr. Whitehead
'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 reviews 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 and this publication may be accessed via Cabinet Office's 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 the annual report is being made available on Cabinet Office's website.
Since publication of Public Bodies 2000 the Department has created two further executive NDPBs, the Standards Board for England and the Strategic Rail Authority.753W
In addition Ministers make appointments to the following bodies for which the Department is also responsible:
- Arson Control Forum
- Central Fire Brigades Advisory Council
- Fire Service Examinations Board
- Fire Service Research and Training Trust
- Inner Cities Religious Council
- Mersey Conservancy (Acting Conservator for the River Mersey)
- National Cycling Strategy Board for England.
The Secretary of State appoints the Chair of the national Rail Passengers' Council and seven of the regional Rail Passengers' Committees.
The Secretary of State make appointments to the following Trust Ports:
- Poole (Chair only)
- Milford Haven
The Department has responsibility for the School Travel Advisory Group.