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Public Bodies

House of Lords written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Glen Watson, Director General for ONS, to Baroness Smith, dated February 2013.

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking which public bodies are included in the civil service headcount. (HL5470)

Official estimates of civil service employment are produced quarterly as part of the Public Sector Employment release and annually in the Civil Service Statistics release.

Annex A contains the list of public bodies included in the civil service headcount in the Quarter 3 Public Sector Employment release, published in December 2012: The public bodies are grouped by the sponsoring department in the annex.

The table will be stored in the Library of the House.

Public Bodies included in the Civil Service Headcount-Quarter 3 2012[1]
Attorney General's departments
Attorney General's Office
Crown Prosecution Service
Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate
Serious Fraud Office
Treasury Solicitor
Business, Innovation and Skills
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (excluding agencies)
Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service
Companies House
Insolvency Service
Land Registry
Met Office
National Measurement Office
Office of Fair Trading
Office of Gas and Electricity Market
Ordnance Survey
Skills Funding Agency
UK Intellectual Property Office
UK Space Agency
Cabinet Office
Cabinet Office (excluding agencies)
Other Cabinet Office agencies
Government Procurement Service
Office of the Parliamentary Counsel
Charity Commission
Charity Commission
Communities and Local Government
Department for Communities and Local Government (excluding agencies)
Fire Service College
Planning Inspectorate
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
Culture, Media and Sport
Department for Culture Media and Sport (excluding agencies)
Royal Parks
Ministry of Defence (excluding trading funds)
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Defence Support Group
UK Hydrographic Office
Department for Education
Department for Education (excluding agencies)
Education Funding Agency
National College
Standards and Testing Agency
Teaching Agency
Energy and Climate Change
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (excluding agencies)
Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency
Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
Food and Environment Research Agency
Rural Payments Agency
Veterinary Medicines Directorate
Export Credits Guarantee Department
Export Credit Guarantee Department
Food Standards Agency
Food Standards Agency
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (excluding agencies)
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Services
Wilton Park Executive Agency
Department of Health (excluding agencies)
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
HM Revenue and Customs
HM Revenue and Customs (excluding agencies)
Valuation Office
HM Treasury
HM Treasury (excluding agencies)
Asset Protection Agency
Office for Budget Responsibility
Chancellor's other departments
Debt Management Office
Government Actuary's Department
National Savings and Investments
Home Office
Home Office (excluding agencies)
Criminal Records Bureau
Identity and Passport Service
National Fraud Authority
UK Border Agency
International Development
Department for International Development
Ministry of Justice (excluding agencies)
Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service
National Archives
National Offender Management Service
The Office of the Public Guardian
Northern Ireland Office
Northern Ireland Office
Office for Standards in Education
Office for Standards in Education
Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation
Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation
Scotland Office
Scotland Office (incl. Office of the Advocate General for Scotland)
Security and Intelligence Services
Security and Intelligence Services
Department for Transport (excluding agencies)
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
Driving Standards Agency
Government Car and Despatch Agency
Highways Agency
Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Office of Rail Regulation
Vehicle Certification Agency
Vehicle and Operator Services Agency
UK Statistics Authority
UK Statistics Authority
UK Supreme Court
UK Supreme Court
Wales Office
Wales Office
Work and Pensions
Department for Work and Pensions
Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission
The Health and Safety Executive
Scottish Government
Scottish Government (excluding agencies)
Accountant in Bankruptcy
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal
Disclosure Scotland
Education Scotland
Historic Scotland
National Records of Scotland
Office for the Scottish Charity Regulator
Registers of Scotland
Scottish Court Service
Scottish Housing Regulator
Scottish Prison Service Headquarters
Scottish Public Pensions Agency
Student Awards Agency
Transport Scotland
Welsh Government
Welsh Government

(1) Public bodies are grouped according to the sponsoring department, which is highlighted in bold. Where a department does not have any agencies the name will be repeated-for example, Estyn.

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