non-departmental public body

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non-departmental public body

A national or regional public body in the UK which has government functions, but is not a government department per se nor part of one. While NDPBs operate at arm's length from Ministers, and carry out activities without ministerial involvement, Ministers are nonetheless ultimately responsible for NDPBs’ effectiveness and efficiency.

Non-departmental public bodies
• Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens
• Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs
• Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer

Products and the Environment
• Expert Advisory Group on HIV/Aids
• Health Protection Agency
• Human Genetics Commission
• Human Tissue Authority
• Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisations
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Of the 34 Defra-funded non-departmental public bodies, more than a third operate in Wales, said shadow environment minister Llyr Gruffydd.
It is managed by the Crown Commercial Service, and includes central government departments and related bodies and agencies, non-departmental public bodies, NHS trusts and local authorities.
It has urged workers in the civil service and related non-departmental public bodies, the Health Service, the Education Boards and the Northern Ireland Assembly to support the move.
It means Promovere's services will be available for use by, among others, Scottish ministers, non-departmental public bodies, parliamentary corporate, fire and rescue groups and health boards.
Other Whitehall departments seeing an increase in staffing numbers - including in agencies and non-departmental public bodies within their "family" - were the Cabinet Office (up 58, or 2.
He has since held various senior managerial posts within local authorities in England and Wales, non-departmental public bodies and also within the Welsh Government as chief executive of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in Wales (Cafcass Cymru).
PCS regional secretary Simon Elliott said: "There are hundreds of people who will be affected and I think the message from our union is that non-departmental public bodies provide vital public services.
Pay packages for every employee of non-departmental public bodies earning over Au150,000 have been put online by the Cabinet Office.
Salaries for every employee of non-departmental public bodies earning over pounds 150,000 were put online by the Cabinet Office.
Altogether there are more than 100 Quasi-Autonomous Non Governmental Organisation, a name which caused sio much derision it was changed to NDPBs - standing for Non-Departmental Public Bodies.
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Report authors Sarah Ayres and Graham Pearce, of Aston Business School, said: 'The jigsaw of non-departmental public bodies, task forces and local public spending bodies are governed by people appointed by government Ministers.

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