NDPB


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NDPB

Abbreviation for:
Non-departmental public body, see there
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There are various mechanisms for oversight of the financial affairs of NDPBs and the ways in which public bodies are held accountable for their actions.
Criticism has been focused on appointments to NDPBs.
This government places a great deal of importance on transparency and we are working together with those in NDPBs and other public bodies to strengthen further and improve the information available to the public about all aspects of their operations in line with Citizen's Charter and Open Government principles.
This reflects our wish for all NDPBs providing a service to the public to consider how they can implement Charter principles to improve that service and their performance more generally.
NDPBs are encouraged to set, monitor and publish demanding specific standards of service which the public can expect and to publish information about performance against those standards.
These, along with the other Charter principles, are all matters which executive NDPBs are expected to address.
However, one has to ask why the executive NDPB form was used rather than, say, handling these functions within a department, or setting up a new non-ministerial department or Next Steps agency.
19) For some issues, such as moral ones, ministers may prefer not to have to justify particular decisions or recommendations, say about use of embryos, and this may mean the establishment of an executive NDPB.
Some bodies may have been designed to be temporary in the first instance (and this would be a reason for choosing the executive NDPB form).
It does not cover nationalised industries, other public corporations and the National Health Service, though some information is provided about such bodies and NDPBs annually in Public Bodies.
A definition based on existence of board or committee fails because not all executive NDPBs have such a board and some government departments still have boards (Inland Revenue), as do many Next Step agencies.
The term executive NDPBs will be used to refer to the government's much narrower classification.