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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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Such intricate examination of non-departmental public bodies takes place every five years; this just happens to be the first for the Levy Board.
An obvious example here would be issues of accountability of Next Steps agencies, recognised non-departmental public bodies and bodies which the government uses for delivering policy but does not count as public bodies.
This includes the core Scottish Government and Agencies, Non-Ministerial Departments, Local Authorities, Police and Fire Services, NHS, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Public Corporations and other significant national bodies.
Since then, the questionnaire has been mandated for use in all central government departments and non-departmental public bodies and in April will be updated so that the questions asked are more suitable and relevant to the current state of the industry.
Francis Maude - launched an attack on non-departmental public bodies such as National Museums Liverpool
The request was made last month, as part of the Government's policy of five-yearly reviews of all non-departmental public bodies.
02 Contract Notice: APUC (the Authority) is putting in place a Framework Agreement for use by UK Further and Higher education sector bodies and wider public bodies identified at Appendix E1 of ITT (and any future successors to these organisations), which includeCentral Government Departments and their Arm~s Length Bodies and Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, NHS Scotland, and Local Authorities in Scotland and the members of the following university purchasing consortia NWUPC, NEUPC, HEPCW and SUPCThe above public sector bodies have a need for Water Quality Management Services (including Legionella).
It was officially mandated for use from January 2011 in all central government departments and all non-departmental public bodies.
Central Government Departments and their Arm's Length Bodies and Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, NHS Scotland, and Local Authorities in Scotland and the members of the following university purchasing consortia NWUPC, NEUPC, HEPCW and SUPC.
The Government is aiming to reduce both the number of and costs incurred by public bodies and has also pledged to review all non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) at least once every three years.
Simon Elliott, regional secretary of the PCS union, warned the proposals to axe or cut back hundreds of quangos - officially known as non-departmental public bodies - could see huge job losses in the North East.
Pay packages for every employee of non-departmental public bodies earning over pounds 150,000 have been put online by the Cabinet Office.

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