statutory agency

statutory agency

Any government agency or body created in the UK, by an Act of Parliament or other legislation.

Examples
Healthcare Commission, General Medical Council, General Dental Council, NHS, primary care trusts (PCTs), hospital trust, social services department, etc.
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The Workplace Gender Equality Agency is an Australian Government statutory agency charged with promoting and improving gender equality in Australian workplaces.
Established in 1981, it is a statutory agency under the Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture (MOICC).
It came after a Plaid motion proposing a new statutory agency to advise planners on housing developments which might damage the Welsh language.
A Durham Police spokesman said: "We're trying our best to get this resolved as quickly as possible, but unfortunately we're in the hands of a statutory agency.
He also stated that the company would " provide any relevant documents/ evidence before the court or any statutory agency or investigating agency, as and when required by due process of law".
She added: "At present, women and children were feeling the brunt of statutory agency policies that were often about saving money over safety.
The National Information Society Agency (NIA) is a statutory agency founded for the purpose of promoting informatisation and to support development of related policies for national agencies and local autonomies as Korea moves towards a first-class nation in information andcommunication.
The Schools Help Advice Reporting Page Systemwebsite, which allows children and young people to report incidents ranging from bullying to drug use received the Statutory Agency Award.
The statutory agency insisted yesterday that it gave permission because the newts were not in danger.
There is a strong case for domestic violence to be on the agenda of every statutory agency and private business, affecting as it does their customers and employees.
It is no longer a defence for a statutory agency to say they have done their best to avoid flooding," he said.
It also said use should be permitted ''only on a highly selective, case-by-case basis'' after obtaining approval from a statutory agency, which it proposed should be set up to monitor the research.