Non-departmental Public Bodies

International Development written question – answered on 28th October 2005.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list those of his Department's advisory non-departmental public bodies which the Government are required (a) to consult prior to legislative proposals and (b) to publish their response to advice from.

Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development, Party Chair, Co-operative Party

The Department for International Development (DFID) is responsible for one advisory non-departmental public body, the Overseas Service Pensions Scheme Advisory Board (OSPSAB).

The Overseas Service Pensions Scheme Advisory Board was created to advise the Secretary of State for International Development on the administration of the overseas service pensions scheme 1985 and the investment of the fund's assets.

The overseas service pensions scheme 1985 is now in the process of being defunded. On completion of this, the Advisory Board will be dissolved.

The Secretary of State is not required (a) to consult the Advisory Board prior to legislative proposals, nor (b) to publish his response to the Advisory Board's advice.

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