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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Economy Secretary Keith Brown said: "The partnership will ensure that the South of Scotland benefits from a dedicated focus in advance of the establishment of a new statutory agency.
Tenders are invited for The Health Research Board (Hrb) Is A Statutory Agency Under The Aegis Of The Department Of Health.
Writing in plain language accessible to all, they explain the challenges of identifying and prosecuting this type of organized sexual abuse and investigate the failures of the South Yorkshire Police and the Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council within the context of the broader consequences of statutory agency failure.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is an independent Commonwealth Government statutory Agency, governed by a Commission and is entirely separate from transport regulators, policy makers and service providers.
PSA is an independent statutory agency whose head has a fixed term until 2019.
Plaid called for a statutory agency to assess the impact large housing developments have on the language and to give independent evidence to planners.
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 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.